Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Spicy Idli

Not so easy and versatile like the 5- minute Rawa Idli, but this one has different ingredients; and a different dimension. Also, not really as melt-in the mouth kind of thing, but then.. tastes wonderfully different because the semolina used is dry roasted with spices which impart a wonderful taste and aroma to the whole dish. Mild spicy, also the spices can be added or subtracted as per taste. I was also planning to add asafoetida and dried red chiilis to the dry roast, but was not feeling experimental enough, hence this, and served with Hot and Spicy Sambhar and Coconut Chutney

Semolina 1 cup Chana dal 4 teaspoons Mustard seeds 2 teaspoons Curry leaves A few Salt to taste Red chilli powder to taste Eno Fruit salt 1 teaspoon Oil (For brushing)

Dry roast the chana dal on medium flame for about 7-8 minutes, until it starts becoming golden and releases aroma. Remove from heat and keep aside. Dry roast the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the semolina and dry roast everything together. Remove from  heat and let cool. Mix the dal in and add salt and red chilli. Mix well and add water to make a thick paste. Do not add a lot of water. Keep aside for 20 minutes. Add Eno fruit salt and mix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Also a mixture of baking soda+baking powder can be used in place of eno (half-half). Lightly grease the plates of the idli stand and fill them up. Add water to the base and cover the stand. Microwave for 5 minutes. Remove from the steam and serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.


  1. Hi Brijdeep ! Yumm..Can't wait to try this ! Visiting your page from Epicurean Delights. Do check our space @ www.a-kaleidoscopic-dream.blogspot.com when you have time.Hoping to get to know each other better soon :) :)

    1. Thanks Ranjani.. glad you liked the recipe.. do try and let me know.. :)
      Will sure visit your page as well.. thanks :)



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