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Feb 4, 2006

Idli , Chutney and Mulakaipodi

After steaming idlis
Idli Thattu


IdliThattu


Idli thattu(idli mould)

Idli
Grind the soaked rice and urad dhal separately in the wet grinder.


Ultra wet Grinder
Idlies










Idli is most often eaten at breakfast or as a snack. The traditional idli is a small round patty of batter made of boiled rice and lentils(Urad dhal) and steamed. The 2"-3" diameter idli is served with chutney /sambar or milakai podi..Milakai podi contains ground chilies, lentils, sesame seeds, flax seeds and hing and is useful,if idlis are to eaten later. Dipping in oil can prevent more souring of the idlis in the days heat and helps the dry seasonings to stick. Idlis are good for health since they are steamed..


Ingredients

  • Boiled Ponni Rice............3cups
  • Urad Dhal.......................1 cup
  • Puffed Rice.....................1 handful

Method
  • Soak the rice and dhal for 3 hours separately and grind for about 20 minutes each in wet grinder..
  • Mix both together after grinding. Add salt and Keep the batter to ferment
  • Next day spoon the batter onto an idli thattu(mould). 
  • Heat water in idli cooker, and place stand in.
  • Steam for 5-7 minutes.Remove them and serve hot with chutney and mulakaipodi. (Make small idlis in baby idli thattu(baby idli mould) for children
Kutti Idli
Chutney

Ingredients
  • Grated Coconut................ 1 cup
  • Green Chilies......................4
  • Tamarind.Paste...................half tsp
  • Dalia(Pottu Kadalai)...........2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves.....................few
  • Ginger ................ .............small piece
  • Mustard Seeds..................1 tsp
  • Red Chili...........................1
Chutney with coconut and green chili
Coconut Chutney
Method
  • Grind all ingredients with half cup water into coarse paste. 
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard, curry leaves and red chili. 
  • When the mustard splutters a dd to the chutney.
Milakai Podi

Ingredients
  • Red chilies................ ......1 cup
  • Urad dhal.........................1 cup
  • Chana dhal (split gram)..... half cup
  • Sesame seeds..................4 tsp
  • Asafoetida(hing) ..............half tsp
  • Salt to taste

MethodFry all ingredients with little oil except sesame seeds( should fry without oil)    Grind all together with salt into coarse powder.





  • Mulakaipodi with spices
    Mulakaipodi