Saturday, March 04, 2006

Mysore Idlis

Vermacelli 1 1/2 lbs
Sooji (Semolin) 1/2 lbs
Curds 2 Cups
Ginger Piece 1 pod
Mustard 1 tbsp
Black Gram Dhal 1 1/2 Tbsp
Curry Leaves One twig
Corianger Leaves 1Tbsp Chopped
Hingu 1 pinch
Ghee 2 Tbsp or more
Cashewnuts 1 Cup
Salt to taste

Chop the green chillies finely and the cashewnuts coarsely. Heat ghee in a kadai and fry the bengal gram Dhal, mustard, chopped ginger, coprianderand curry leaves finely chopped,green chillies, cashewnuts and lastly fry vermacelli to light brown, add samolin and fry fopr a mixture. Remove from the fire and allow to cool. Mix the curd and enough water tomake a thick batter, adding hingu (asafoetida) and salt to taste. Leave to soak for 2 hours or more covered with a piece of cloth. Fill the idli katoris with this batter and steam in a idli steamer until done (7-10 minutes) Serve with coconut chutney and sambar.

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