Monday, May 31, 2010

Healthy Grain Idli

What you need:

Grain - 2 cups you can choose one of the following grains based on what you get and what you want to explore
cracked wheat/Oats/barley/oats-quinoa/rava-semolina

Veggies -2 cups of diced potato, carrots, peas,chayote or go pink with grated beetroot. You can skip potato or peas if you are concerned about the carbs. Drumstick leaves/Methi leaves can also be a good option here.

Dressing- ginger chilli paste, coriander

Yogurt - 2 cups

Tadka - 1 Tbsp Oil
Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and chana dal and curry leaves

How to make

Mix the grain, yogurt, veggies, ginger chilli paste and coriander leaves. Let it sit for half an hour to an hour.

If the mixture has absorbed all the liquid, then add little hot water so that it is not too thick. It should not be runny too. The idli will be hard if there is no moisture left in the mixture.

Grease the idli moulds with little oil and fill all the moulds with the mixture

steam cook for 15-20 mins.

Let it cool for 10 mins before you transfer them to any dish.

This will go well with any accompaniments like chutneys or sambar.