|Place of origin||Tamil Nadu, Kerala|
|Region or state||India|
Idli podi (Tamil: இட்லிப் பொடி; Malayalam: ഇഡ്ളി പൊടി) is a coarse powder, originating from the Indian subcontinent, with a mixture of ground dry spices that typically contains dried chilis, urad dal, chickpeas, salt and sesame seeds. Tamilians traditionally use idli podi as a condiment on idlis, dosas and other South Indian dishes.
Idli podi also called as dosa podi in Kerala is eaten as a dipping condiment: The diner takes a teaspoon of powder on his plate, makes a well in the centre, adds sesame or other oil to this crater, and mixes in the powder to form a moist paste. Pieces of idli or dosa are then broken off and dipped into this oil-powder mix, and eaten. It may also be simply added dry to food.