Let me be honest girls, I had neither been posting anything new nor checking out fellow blog sites for new updates! You know I was just being me.. lazying around doing nothing! So, now that the sun himself has come out of hibernation and the Black & white nature has started to spray in some greens, I thought its time for me to rise again.
The idlis I make never come out perfect. Blame it on the batter. I had been experimenting for so long to grind to achieve the right consistency. Its either the water or the urad dal or cooked rice or the rice itself....who knows what I mess up. It's a miracle if I get it right. As long as the batter is cooked just right, the rough-edged-flat-white-rounds are well accepted by the king of the house. Well, for the prince of the house...queen orders the shut up and eat rule. :P
I must thank all those who posted the wonderful masala idli recipe. I din't follow any one in particular. But did grab the technique from all. I had been reading about this, so just made it out of curiosity. Thank you all masala idli makers!
For the masala,
Splutter mustard, green chillies, 1-2 whole red chilly, curry leaves.
Add ginger and saute very well. Saute onions and bell peppers till translucent, add some water, salt and cook the potatoes.
Once potatoes are nice and soft mix well and cool it.
Pour one laddle of batter, then add a tablespoon of potato masala.. then cover it up with batter and cook like normal idlis.
Again being honest, i did add a lot of green chillies.. making the masala extremely hot and spicy. Omy had a tough time eating it.. so he actually dint enjoy it much :(
but am sure with less chillies, kids will love the surprise masala in the idli.
He left his plate and ran to continue where he left off..