Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Idli or is it?

Making idlis  is a long process. Soaking dal+rice, then grinding then fermenting. This is an instant version of idli similar to rava idli. Use cornmeal (used for polenta) instead of rava and result is equally good!

1 cup finely ground cornmeal
1/4 cup fine rava
salt to taste
1/4 cup thick yogurt
3/4 cups water (depends upon the consistency of the yogurt)
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1 tea spoon minced chillies(optional)

Mix together cornmeal,rava and salt in a mixing bowl. Add yogurt and minced chillies and 1/2 cup water and mix everything with a whisk. Set aside this mixture for 15 minutes. Grease the idli
 moulds with little oil. Just before pouring the mixture into the moulds, add additional 1/4 cup water and baking soda to the mixture and whisk everything together. Mixture will bubble up a little. Pour into the moulds and steam for 18-20 minutes on medium heat. Remove idlis from the moulds once they are cooked. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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