This is a quick and easy version of the traditional Idli which needs no grinding or fermentation. Chop Idlis and gently stir-fry in a spoon of oil or ghee with a few curry leaves for a tempered Idli snack.
1 Cup Rava (Sooji)
1 Cup Nestlé A+ Curd
0.25 Cup Thick Buttermilk
10 Cashew Nuts
0.5 Cup Carrot (Grated)
0.25 Cup Green Peas
0.5 Cup Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
0.5 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Pinch Salt
4 Tablespoons Ghee
1 Tablespoon Mustard Seeds
1 Tablespoon Chana Dal
3 Green Chillies
20 Curry Leaves
Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list. In a bowl, mix together curd, grated carrot, green peas, salt and fresh coriander leaves. Add the roasted rava and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
While the rava gets soaked in curd, take water in an Idli steamer and bring it to a boil, lower the flame and simmer it. Grease the Idli plates - oil and keep aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a karahi, add mustard seeds. When it start to splutter, add channa dal and fry till it turns golden brown. Add chopped green chillies and half of the curry leaves and take it off the flame, cool and add to the rava batter. Add baking soda to the rava batter and mix well.
Keep a roasted cashew nut pieces first in each Idli mould and then pour the rava batter over it. If the batter is too thick, add buttermilk little by little to get the right consistency, but do not add water.
Steam the Idlis for 10 minutes. Remove from flame and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Now, using a wet spoon gently remove from the Idli moulds.
Chop the idlis, heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a karahi and add the remaining curry leaves. Then add the chopped idlis and saute for a few minutes.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.