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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Y ~ Yogurt Idly

Event: Blogging Marathon #32
Theme: Regional Recipe #6
 
I came across this interesting recipe in a weekly magazine at my mother's place when I was in India. It was a "Idli Special" week and they had given twist to the mundane idlis in each recipe and I noted down a couple which caught my fancy. This particular one was a yummy twist to the traditional south Indian style dahi vadas. A wonderful idea to jazz up those plain old idlis or to finish off the left overs without any complaints. 
 
Ingredients:
20 - 25 button idlis / mini idlis
3 cups yogurt
Salt to taste
2 green chillies
1 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp fresh shredded coconut 
1 tbsp each to garnish - minced cilantro, grated carrot and grated fresh coconut
For tadka:
2 tsp oil, 1 tsp brown mustard seeds, few curry leaves, 2 red chillies broken into bits and  pinch of asafoetida
 
Method:
1. Prepare the idlis in button idly tray and keep them aside. Or cut the regular idlis into small chunks. If you are using the left over idlis, remember to re-steam them or heat them covered in a microwave for few seconds. If you dunk the refrigerated idlis directly into the yogurt mixture, the natural fluffiness / sponginess of the idlis is lost and it is hard to enjoy the final product.
2. Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds. When they start to sizzle and pop, add the remaining tadka ingredients and turn off the stove. Keep it aside.
3. Add salt to the yogurt and whisk well. You can add a pinch of sugar too if you prefer.
4. Grind green chillies, cashew and coconut together adding a little bit yogurt if needed.
5. Add the ground paste, idlis and the tadka to the whisked yogurt and mix well. Let it sit for 30 minutes so that the idlis soak the flavors in the mean time.
6. Garnish with cilantro, carrot and coconut before serving.
 
 

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13 comments:

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

So delicious

Supriya Nair said...

That is a very innovative way of using idlis. Sometimes we r bored eating the same old idli with chutney. This looks yummy.

kitchen queen said...

innovative and super yummy.

Srivalli said...

That's a good twist Suma..I was actually expecting you to have added curds to the idli and not the other way..I agree those weekly editions seem to come out with good twists to the regular ones..nice choice...

Priya Suresh said...

Yogurt idli is quite new for me, will definitely give a try.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very interesting twist!

vaishali sabnani said...

this sounds very delicious..i feel it will give ud dahiwada taste..

Sandhya Karandikar said...

This is getting as popular as Dahi Vadas. Your presentation is fabulous

Maha Gadde said...

yummy n delicious really..

Chef Mireille said...

I have yet to try idli - this definitely makes me want to

Rajani S said...

Just like mini sambar idlis! So cute..

Pavani N said...

that is such an interesting dish.. Bookmarking it to try soon.

veena krishnakumar said...

This is interesting!!!Will try this:-)