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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Toor dal Idli Upma - Kandi Kudumu Podi

Kandi Kudumu Podi is an authentic Vysyas Recipe made with  crumbled Toor dal idli & temperings. I am a big fan of this idli upma. When i go to Coimbatore, my Pinni makes this recipe for me. Toor dal is Packed with fiber & proteins, adding the dal in Morning food makes the breakfast healthy & filling. The fermentation process increases the bioavailability of proteins and enhances the vitamin B content of the food.Now we will see the preparation of Toor dal idli Upma.


Toor Dal Idli Upma

 Prep Time : 10  min. 
Cooking  Time : 25 minutes
Recipe Category:Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine : Vysyas Recipe
Serves : 4.

To Grind

Idli rice - 1 cup.
Toor dal - 1/2 cup.
Salt - As needed. 
Curd chillies - 3.
Red chillies - 3.
Cooking soda - a Generous Pinch. 
oil - as needed.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Chanadal - 2 tsp.
urad dal - 1 tsp.
curry leaves - 1 sprig.


Soak the idli rice and toor dal together for 4 hours. Then Grind idli rice & dal together with needed salt into coarse paste. Consistency should be idli batter consistency. Allow it to ferment for 8 to 10 hours, now batter is ready.


  • Grease the idli plates, and Spoon  the  idli plates with batter  and steam cook it,  for 15 minutes.When the idli's are cooled down, crumble the idli's.
  • Heat the oil in the kadai, add curd chillies & Red chillies, saute till it turns Golden brown and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, add mustard seeds when it splutters add channadal, urad dal & curry leaves.
  • When dal turns Golden brown colour, add 1/4 cup of water & salt(Adjust).

  • when water starts boiling, add crumbled idli's,  Crush the sauted Curd & Red chillies & add to it.
  • Mix well till everything Combines. Serve with any Pickle or Cubed  Onions.


  • Always Grind the batter coarsely for Easy Crumbling.
  • Crushing the Chillies gives nice spiciness to Crumbled Idli's.
  • Adding water gives softness to Upma.