Thursday, June 5, 2014

Gram Flour Idlis

BM # 41 Week 1 Day 3

Idli is a simple but filling and healthy breakfast option. Frankly speaking I am a person who likes short cuts and so normally I get ready idli batter.But this time my daughter in law offered to make idlis, and when I told her that we can get batter she refused . I wondered but she told me she would make instant ones. These are idlis made from gram flour and semolina. They get done in a jiffy and taste fantastic

The combination to idli is coconut chutney, but friends you must try this version, it is totally different from our regular chutney. The garlic enhances the taste. 

She also made a mirchi ki chutney, which is more like a saute., but the entire combo was finger licking.. 

2 cups semolina 
1 cup gram flour
1/2 tsp citric acid
1 tsp sugar
2-3 tsps oil
1/2 tsp cooking soda
Mix the above ingredients for the idli batter except cooking soda.
Place a idli steamer , as soon as the water boils, add the soda and pour the batter into idli moulds.
Steam for 5-6 minutes, or until done.
Check by inserting a knife, it should come out clean.
Remove the idlis and temper.

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
Few curry leaves
Heat oil. 
Add mustard seeds, let splutter. 
Add sesame seeds and curry leaves. 
Drizzle over the idlis. 

Coconut Chutney
1 cup grated coconut
2 green chillies
7-8 curry leaves
4-5 cloves garlic
Few tbsp curd
Salt to taste 
Blend all ingredients to a fine paste. 
Temper with mustard seeds. 

Chilly Chutney / Saut'e
2 tbsp oil 
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp garlic finely chopped
4-5 green chilly, chopped
Pinch turmeric
Salt to taste
Lemon juice
Coriander leaves
Heat oil.
Add mustard seeds and garlic.
Add green chilly, let cook for a minute.
Add salt, turmeric and coriander.
Add lemon juice.

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  1. Always ready to have that plate of idli's .. Looks great..

  2. that is such a wholesome one Vaishali!!!

  3. Ok guess you will soon have a very good company in cooking new and innovative dishes with your DIL..:)..this instant one is quite famous in our place..looks very nice..

  4. Sounds like dhokla, this idlis looks different and very attractive.

  5. Looks like a very delicious breakfast. Never heard of gram flour and semolina idlis. Should try it out.

  6. we get this in our canteen n i think these are much easier and lightre on tummy...i cud not lift my eyes off that pretty pretty bowl of chillies...these pictures are stunning

  7. I think you gave the regional touch, sound more like dhokla. Love the chutney too.

  8. Lucky you Vaishali -- your DIL is such a great cook. Everything looks so yummy and so interesting.

  9. Yummy combo - bookmarking those besan idlis - new to me ;))

  10. I havent had idli's yet as I am yet to buy the idli steamer but when I do this is definitely one to try

  11. I thought you would talk about dhokla in one of its variants! This is just awesome!