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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Soft idlis with tomato coconut chutney

Soft Idlis

1.Idli rice - 3cups
2.Urad dhal - 1/2 cup
3.Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
4.Salt - to taste

1.Soak urad dhal ,idli rice, methi seeds in water for 4hrs.

2.Grind the dhal and rice mixture in wet grinder until it becomes soft by adding water.Add
little by little water when needed .
3. The more you grind the more the idlis are softer.when the batter becomes light and fluffy transfer it to a big container for fermenting.

3.Mix salt to the batter and ferment over night or until it doubles the size.The batter will be fluffy when it ferments well.
4.Mix well the batter again.Grease the idli plate with ghee and add a spoon full of batter.

Add water to the bottom of the pressure cook.Arrange the plates and pressure cook with out whistle in high flame for 8mts and in medium flame for 10 mts.Turn off the stove.
6.Serve hot with idli podi or choice of your chutney.

Tomato Coconut chutney

1.Tomatoes - 3(medium)
2.Fresh Coconut(grated or pieces) - 3/4th cup
3.Red chillies/Green chillies
4.Salt - to taste
5.Oil - 3tsp
6.Jeera - 1/2tsp

For seasoning
1.Oil - 1tsp
2.Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
3.Jeera - 1/2tsp
4.Curry leaves - 6
5.Hing - pinch

1.Heat 1 tsp oil in pan.Fry the red chillies/green chillies for a mt.Transfer it to the plate.
2. Add the chopped /grated coconut and fry for 2mts.Keep them a side .
3. In the same pan add remaining oil and fry tomatoes in high flame until the tomatoes becomes cook.
4.Grind the green chillies,coconut,tomatoes and jeera by adding little water.
5.Heat pan.Add oil under seasoning section.Add mustard seeds,when it starts spluttering add jeera,curry leaves and hing. Mix well
in the chutney.

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