A delicious soft steamed breakfast dish made with semolina or suji and coriander or cilantro chutney ingredients. You can serve it with any chutney or dip. But its taste great without anything. So it can be serve as snack.
Normally idli batter need to be fermented.
According to Wikipedia Idli or idly are a type of savoury rice cake, popular as breakfast foods throughout India and northern Sri Lanka. The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.
But you don’t have to soak, grind and ferment to make these idli.
A quick and easy to make idli. Just mix roasted semolina and chutney ingredients. Wait for only 10 – 15 minutes and steam. Delicious, soft and fluffy idli will be ready in few minutes.
And because of semolina its healthy too. Have a look on the health benefits of semolina or suji.
Helps Diabetics: …
Helps In Weight Loss: …
Provides Energy: …
Provides Balance To Diets: …
Boosts Body Functions: …
Prevents Iron Deficiency: …
Provides Antioxidants: …
Prevents High Cholesterol.
Now coming to the recipe. I don’t like garlic much so I didn’t use it. But if you love garlic flavour then you can add 1 – 2 cloves garlic while grinding the cilantro and mint leaves.
You can use more lemon juice if you want your idli tangy.
Semolina or suji – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Chaat masala powder – 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoon
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Green chilli – 1 – 2
Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1 cup
Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
Rai or mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 10 – 12, chopped
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Eno – 1 teaspoon
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add rai or mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add curry leaves, stir and add semolina or suji. Fry for 2 – 3 minutes. Don’t make the semolina brown. Semolina shouldn’t change it’s colour.
2. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
3. Whisk the curd and keep aside.
4. Grind cilantro or coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger and green chilli altogether. Make a smooth paste with little water.
5. In a large bowl mix roasted semolina, curd, salt, cumin powder, chaat masala powder and ground mixture. Add water as require to make a semi thick mixture. Make a pouring consistency. Cover and keep aside for 10 – 15 minutes.
6. After 10 – 15 minutes check the consistency if it too thick add little more water to get the required consistency.
7. Grease the idli mould.
Heat water in a steamer.
8. Just before steam add eno and give a good stir.
9. Pour the batter in greased idli moulds.
10. Steam for 12 – 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
11. I have made these in microwave. If you are using microwave steam it on full power for 6 minutes.
12. Serve hot idli with peanut chutney, onion tomato chutney or dip.
You can get the recipe of peanut chutney here.
And get the recipe of onion tomato chutney here.
1. You can add 1 – 2 garlic cloves while grinding coriander mint leaves if you want.
2. You can use more lemon juice if you like your idli tangy.
3. Use chillies according to your taste. You can add 1 – 2 chilli more if you like your idli spicy. Or you can omit chilli if you are making it for kids.
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