Monday, November 15, 2010

PLAIN IDLI vs BEETROOT IDLI





Plain idli
Ingredients for plain idli
Idli rice------------------------- 4 cups
Fenugreek seeds-------------- 1/8 tsp (optional)
Urad dal------------------------ 1 cup
Method for plain idli
  1. Wash and soak all the ingredients separately for about 4 hrs.
  2. First grind urad dal and fenugreek seeds together till you find some small bubbles popping.
  3. Transfer it to a vessel.
  4. Next grind rice to a smooth paste.
  5. Transfer it to the above vessel ,add needed salt and mix thoroughly.
  6. Allow this idli batter to ferment for overnight.
  7. Pour it in Idli vessel and steam cook it.
Note:
  •  You can use 2 cups of masoori rice/basmati rice and 2 cups of idli rice combined instead of four cups of idli rice.
  • Always remember that the ratio of making idli batter is 1:4 (1 cup of urad dal: 4 cups of rice)
  • Do not add too much fenugreek seeds as it will give a bitter taste if you add too much. But adding a pinch will help in rising the batter to double.


 Beetroot idli:
Ingredients for beetroot idli
Roughly chopped beetroot------------- 2 tbsp
Green chilly-------------------------------- 1 
Ginger--------------------------------------- 1 cm piece
Cumin seeds-------------------------------  a pinch

Method for beetroot idli
  1. Grind all the above ingredients and mix it to two cups of above prepared fermented plain idli batter and pour it in idli vessel and steam cook it immediately.
  2. Serve hot with chutney/chammanthy.
Note: Do not add too much water for grinding beetroot as it will alter the batter consistency. 
  Do not grind beetroot and batter together.Pour ground beetroot paste to fermented batter.


I am sending this to Food palette red event giveaway hosted by Akheela of Torviewtoronto

27 comments:

  1. Wow! beautiful idlies..yummy..yummy..

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  2. beautiful and colourful perfect for the event check it out

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  3. quelle bonne idée je trouve ton assiette magnifique joliment présentée toutes mes compliments et bravo
    bonne soirée

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  4. Beautiful..love the vibrant color, perfect for the event.

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  5. Sowmya, this is the first time I am seeing a very cute red idly. Brilliant idea. very healthy too. Bookmarking this.

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  6. This in one "look at me" ,"eat me", calling idli.
    Gr8 job Soumya..

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  7. OMG this is really wonderful idea to make idly more healthy.
    Great job dear...
    Deepa

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  8. beetroot idly... interesting. very unique. would love to try this..

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  9. Such a healthy and beautiful idly, great idea...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  10. new to me and very colorful....

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  11. I make this wid mini idly plates...I love to make colorful idlies...

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  12. So beautiful , it looks scrumptious!

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  13. A very red idli and unusual as I've not known it before.

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  14. Oh my god!! it looks so vibrant and fantastic :) love it totally :)

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  15. Wow...beautiful & colorful idlies....

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  16. Colourful soft idlies...fantastic..

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  17. Lovely colorful and healthy idili..looks fab!!

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  18. These look absolutely fantastic!!!!! Thank you for your wonderful comment as well.

    I look forward to following!!!!
    Have a lovely day,
    All Good Things Organic

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  19. Beetroot is a great veggie: I love the beautiful bright colour it gives to dishes.
    Idlis are one of my favourite breakfast / snack and I would love to try your delicious ones!

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  20. Beautiful color its so vibrant...

    Pavithra
    www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

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  21. Wow lovely colour. Great way to incorporate the beetroot in to daily intake..

    Shobha

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  22. Thank you for your comments. great success in the blog. bye

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  23. The red idlis are so cute! These are definitely on my to-make-soon list...

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