Spicy Mini Idlis – A tasty snack !!
Basic recipe - Femina
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
You will need
18 mini idlis
1 tablespoon olive oil / cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon jeera ( cumin seeds )
1/4 teaspoon urad dal
3 pinches asafoetida ( hing )
1 spring curry leaves
1 green chilli, chopped
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 1/4 teaspoon sambhar powder
1 onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped
2 tablespoon grated coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
2 teaspoon coriander leaves, chopped ( optional )
Make small button - sized idlis using the batter. You can make regular sized ones and then cut them into small pieces.
Heat the oil in a pan, season with mustard seeds, urad dal & jeera. when they splutter, add asafoetida ( hing ), curry leaves and green chilli.
After a minute, add the turmeric powder, sambhar powder, onion, tomato, grated coconut and salt to taste. Add the idlis and mix gently. Make sure you do not crush the idlis while mixing.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves ( optional ). Serve warm with coconut chutney / green chutney or sambhar.