I bought mini idly pan ages ago, but believe it or not i have not used it even once. Couple days back, when i was organizing my cupboard, i found these cute little moulds. Immediately took it out and made this beauties..I have plans to make so many mini idli recipes using that like pepper idly, chilli idly, podi idli and stuffs like that..Will share all those in the coming sessions..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Idli Batter as needed
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu – 1/2 cup
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu – 1/2 cup
Shallots / Sambar Onion – 5 peeled
Tomato – 1 large chopped
Green Chilli – 2 slit
Curry leaves – a sprig
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Sambar Powder – 2 to 3 tblspn or to taste (Check notes)
Salt to taste
Jaggery / Sugar – 1 tblspn or to taste
Tamarind Pulp – 2 tblspn or to taste
Coriander Leaves – 4 tblspn finely chopped
Pure Ghee few tsp for serving
Oil / Ghee – 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi – 1/4 tsp
Take moong dal, toor dal, shallots, tomatoes, chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. Cover it with water and pressure cook it for 4 whistle, simmer the stove for 5 mins. Turn the heat off and let the pressure go all by itself. Open the cooker and mash the whole thing.
Now put the cooker back on stove. Add some water to sambar powder and make it into a paste. Now Add the sambar powder mix into the cooker and mix well.
Add in salt, jaggery and tamarind pulp into the sambar and mix well.
Let this simmer for around 10 mins.
Now heat oil or ghee for tempering. Crackle mustard, cumin and asafoetida. Pour this whole thing into the sambar and mix well.
Garnish with coriander leaves and mix well.
Now lets make idlies. Take mini idli mould and grease it with some oil. Spoon idli batter into the moulds. Steam this in idli cooker for 5 mins to untill done.
Dip a spoon in some water and remove the idlies from the mould.
Take the idlies in a bowl, ladle the sambar over it, drizzle in ghee and enjoy hot..
If you dont have sambar powder, mix a tblspn of chilli powder, 2 tblspn of coriander powder and a tsp of cumin powder to make homemade instant sambar powder.
|Take moong dal and toor dal in a pressure cooker|
|wash it well. and cover with water|
|Add in peeled shallots|
|roughly cut tomatoes|
|some curry leaves|
|couple of slit green chillies|
|some turmeric powder|
|Mix it once|
|cover it up|
|Pressure cook it|
|While it is cooking, lets make idlies|
|Brush your mini idly moulds with some oil|
|take some idly batter|
|spoon it in each mould|
|now place in steamer|
|Steam for 5 mins|
|Dip a spoon in some water|
|and remove the idlies..This will help in easy removal of idlies|
|just like that|
|Now the dal is cooked completely|
|Place it back on heat|
|Take your sambar powder|
|add some water and make into a slurry|
|pour that mix in|
|add some salt|
|add a small piece of jaggery or some sugar|
|pour in tamarind pulp..Mix well and let it simmer for a while|
|Now make tempering by heating oil or ghee|
|add mustard seeds|
|pour the seasoning in|
|give a good stir|
|add in lots of chopped coriander leaves|
|Mix well…Sambar done..|
|Now place some idlies in a bowl|
|ladle over lots of sambar|
|drizzle in a tsp of pure ghee|