Milagu Podi

South Indian Pepper Powder

Preparation info
  • Makes

    ¾ cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

Milagu Podi, which literally translates to “pepper powder,” is an innovation from the South Indian kitchen. These podis are an essential shelf stable, and are an excellent accent to typical meals of rice and lentils served with the obligatory dollop of ghee, or enjoyed over freshly steamed idlis. I often spoon this over dosas, especially with some melted cheese.