Masala-Idli-Recipe

Masala Idli

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Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

Equipment:
 Idli Cooker
For Idli Batter:
 Water as needed
 Salt as needed
For Masala Tempering & Garnish:
 4-5 curry leaves
 ¼ cup Chopped cilantro
 Salt as needed
Idli Batter:
1

Soak urad dal for at least 2 hours and add fenugreek seeds to it.

2

In another bowl, soak sooji for the same amount of time. Add just enough water for the sooji to be submerged.

3

Grind them both together along with salt and little water.

4

Cover the vessel and leave the batter to ferment overnight in a warm place.

5

The batter should rise and lighten like a pancake batter.

6

Now, take idli molds, spray cooking oil over it and pour a spoonful of batter into each mold.

7

Let it steam in the idli cooker for 8-10 minutes. Once its done, wait for the steam to escape.

8

Open the cooker and scoop out the idlis out of the molds.

Idli Tempering & Garnishing:
9

In a pan, heat sesame oil. Temper mustard seeds and urad dal and fry till dal turns golden.

10

Now add curry leaves and half of the chopped cilantro and fry for 10-15 seconds.

11

Next, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry for a few minutes.

12

Add the idlis and chat masala, mix it all well.

13

Ensure that the masala coats the idlis well.

14

Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Ingredients

Equipment:
 Idli Cooker
For Idli Batter:
 Water as needed
 Salt as needed
For Masala Tempering & Garnish:
 4-5 curry leaves
 ¼ cup Chopped cilantro
 Salt as needed

Directions

Idli Batter:
1

Soak urad dal for at least 2 hours and add fenugreek seeds to it.

2

In another bowl, soak sooji for the same amount of time. Add just enough water for the sooji to be submerged.

3

Grind them both together along with salt and little water.

4

Cover the vessel and leave the batter to ferment overnight in a warm place.

5

The batter should rise and lighten like a pancake batter.

6

Now, take idli molds, spray cooking oil over it and pour a spoonful of batter into each mold.

7

Let it steam in the idli cooker for 8-10 minutes. Once its done, wait for the steam to escape.

8

Open the cooker and scoop out the idlis out of the molds.

Idli Tempering & Garnishing:
9

In a pan, heat sesame oil. Temper mustard seeds and urad dal and fry till dal turns golden.

10

Now add curry leaves and half of the chopped cilantro and fry for 10-15 seconds.

11

Next, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry for a few minutes.

12

Add the idlis and chat masala, mix it all well.

13

Ensure that the masala coats the idlis well.

14

Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Masala Idli
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