Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Masala Idli



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..






52 comments:

  1. nicely spiced idlies.hmmm wat to do,we have use all kind of weapons to make them to eat.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh YuM! I would love to have those - keep thinking I will try but get lazy - Looks delicious :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Masala idlies look superb....Hey gals...Rachu and savitha...you all are scaring me...I have a naughty little one here...dint start any regular food on him other than veg and fruit puree..Now once I start u gals wud be my role model I am sure of that...So do keep on making new recipes so that I can try them...:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Idiies look so good so sad that Omy couldn't enjoy this because of the spiciness.I still remember when Aishwarya was a baby we never used to add chilies nor chilly powder in the curries.Now bing a 9 year old she can tolerate moderate spiciness to our luck.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Idlies looks soo wonderful..simply spicy and delicious..

    ReplyDelete
  6. hahaha..his little nest....love him...and ideas of these idlis are gr8

    ReplyDelete
  7. I agree...I forgot the taste of spiciness because of my kiddo....

    ReplyDelete
  8. forgot to tell...the idli looks delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awesome clicks... Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

    ReplyDelete
  10. yum yum...I would love to have these idlis.....looks too tempting !

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yummy recipe!.. I should try this some time.. I think I'll enjoy it too :) looks so tasty.. and My story of idly making is exactly same as yours ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very nice recipe, looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Masala idly sounds delicious, my little one is not a fan of idly, she loves dosa and chapathi, just like mom and dad.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Idlis look so inviting. As a reflection you have rightly said to reduce the chilies so that Omy could enjy eating it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  15. neat trick!....kids love idlis and good way to get her to eat their veggies too!!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

    ReplyDelete
  16. I prefer these better over those plain idlis anyday. Neatly done..

    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)
    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thats a very different idli... would be tasty compared to our normal idlis...

    ReplyDelete
  18. masala idli looks yummy..love it

    ReplyDelete
  19. Rachu,

    Me too a failure in preparing idlis! I used to give in to store bought idli batters. But nowadays I make Rava idlis which come out perfect. No fermentation, no tension, they are instant. I don't buy the store-bought Rava mix but I make it at home. Will post it sometime soon.

    Love Omy's nest. Is it where the prince hides when the queen imposes strict rules on him?

    Lotsa hugs and kisses to wonder boy!
    Seema Aunty
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. idlies looks yumm n a change from normal boring plain idlies..

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow.. those look beautiful :) Omy looks so cute in the drawers :D

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow!!! Rachu, never ate these masala idlis before. They look yumm. Again the prince is looking very cute in those drawers.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am sure Milu and Lalchettan wil love this...and of course me tooo..But most probably Nelu wil do the same thing as OMy.Thanks for the recipe anyways..
    Resmi Das

    ReplyDelete
  24. A pinch of taste added to it by adding extra masala. It is awesome my mom prepares that.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Masala idlies looks superb... potato masala is one of my fav... along with idlies - it's a wonder... Omy gives a naughty look being there.. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Masala idli looks so delicious..so cuteee in drawer..

    ReplyDelete
  27. Idlis looks delicious..different and must try this

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hey Rachu ,i like your name a lot .First time to your awesome space and you have a smart son .Following your incredible space.Masala idlis are so inviting .

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. ho rachu,
    Tempting and delicious :) me hungry :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. First time to ur blog !!! u have beautiful space and nice collection of recipes !!! Happy to follow u !!

    Ur son is too cute !!!

    Masala Idls are delicious and very tempting !!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your baby is so cute.. & love your masala idlis, lovely idea..

    ReplyDelete
  32. your baby is so cute..loved his expressions nice dish too

    ReplyDelete
  33. Idlis looks spicy and delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  34. wow...........so spicy...........luving it.........

    ReplyDelete
  35. nice recipe..looks yumm!!!
    he is so cute !!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love masalas idles and my toddler too..he is nt a fan of potato like me but I make masala idles with spinach-corn or carrot-peas combo..he loves it...
    I always take tipsr from my mom on batters-b it dosa,idli..the main thing is grinding n fermentation..while grinding strain al the water from rice and urad...grind the dal first add tblsp by tblsp of water..till it's the right consistency and u c bubbles in the batter.I also add little cooked rice or soaked poha while grinding...don't use the batter til it's doubled ..hope this helps..
    But let me tel u masala idlis looks absolutely mouthwatering...yummy...
    Betn how old is omi..he looks super cute in his nest...god bless...tc
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  37. Spicy good idly. Cute picture of your son.

    ReplyDelete
  38. What beautiful idli! I wander if I will ever be able to make them!

    You little boy is gorgeous!

    ciao

    Alessandra

    ReplyDelete
  39. Yummy and delicious recipe.. Looks really good and tempting.. First time here.. Lovely blog and nice clicks !!

    Indian Cuisine

    ReplyDelete
  40. u have awards and tag waiting for u in my blog!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

    ReplyDelete
  41. what a novel idea for a crib! do you use it a lot?! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hi Rachu, I would like to share the sisterhood award with you. Please check out http://mysonpari.blogspot.com/2011/03/yay-thats-my-first-award.html to take up the award... Love Samira.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Have not seen or tasted such kind of idli's in my life.
    good ones Rachu.
    apart from images, videos and sounds wonder when internet can start sharing smell and taste :P

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Rachu...first time here...loved your subways , pizzas and idlies too but the baby steals the show...seriously. God bless.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hi
    Masala idlis looks tempting! love the way u have prepared...

    ReplyDelete
  46. Looks yumm!! healthy idlies..

    I am here for first time, happy following you..

    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments.