Monday, August 8, 2011

Veggie Delight Idli

15th August,India's Independence day and as we celebrate the 65th year of our independence we once again salute to all those great leaders who gifted us this day.So m celebrating this day while making some colorful things this week . Starting with idlis..Idli is a very special part of the meal of people who live in the southern India.It is made of rice or suji. Idli tastes great with sambhar and coconut chutney but the best part about idli is its a great snack too and can be altered in a number of ways .You can actually get real creative with it .

  • 1 Cup Suji/Rawa/Semolina
  • 1/4 cup Yoghurt/curd
  • 1tsp ENO Fruit salt(you can get it in any Indian store)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 carrots grated
  • 1 Green pepper chopped
For tempering:
  • 1Tbs Mustard seeds
  • 1-2 Tbs Oil
  • 1/2 cup cabbage finely chopped
  • 1 onion thinly sliced

  1. Mix Suji  and yoghurt in a bowl nicely and divide it into two equal portions in separate bowls.
  2. In the 1st bowl add grated carrots , salt and  orange food color and mix well.
  3. In the 2nd bowl add chopped green pepper, salt , green chutney or green color and mix well.
  4. Now Add the Eno fruit salt in the batter only when you are ready to steam them one after the another.
  5. Grease the idli stand so that the idli doesn't stick when you take them out.
  6. Pour a ladle full of batter into idli plates and steam cook them for 15-20 minutes till they are done.
  7. You can check if they are done by inserting a knife and if it comes out clean, its done.
  8. Now rest them for 2 minutes and then take them out and cut into two halves.
  9. You can proceed similarly and cook both the batters.
For Tempering:

  1. Heat oil in  a pan on medium heat and add mustard seeds.
  2. When it splutters add some curry leaves.
  3. Now add the onions and fry it lightly and then add cabbage to it .
  4.  Add salt and chilli powder if desired.Don't forget that you have already added some salt to the idli's so be careful.
  5. You can add the idli's to it now, stir them for a min.
  6. And your Idli Tikka is ready for a bite.


revathi said...

Wonderful variation from the normal idli...Colours are amazing... getting into the independence spirit ,hhhmmmm:) Loved it..

Shireen Sequeira said...

What a delightful way of presenting the humble idli! Im sure my son will love this as he's at the 'fussy eater' stage of his life! Nice recipe! Thanks for sharing!


Avika J Chawla said...

Thanks for ur wonderful makes me so happy to read them..:)