Friday, December 19, 2008

Chinese Chilli Idli


Ingredients

6 left over idli cut into cubes

oil to deep fry

For the batter

1/2 Cup Maida

2 tbsp cornflour

2 tsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

salt to taste

For the gravy

5-6 Crushed Garlic

3 fried red chilli paste(soak for 10 min in water and grind it in a smooth paste)

1 tsp light soya sauce

2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce or tomato sauce

1 tbsp crushed peppercorns

1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves

2 tsp oil

Salt to taste

For tempering

4 slit green chilli

Method

For the batter

  • Take a bowl, add maida,cornflour,ginger-garlic-green chilli paste,salt and enough water to make a semi-thick smooth batter
  • Heat oil in a pan,Dip the idli in the batter and deep fry it. keep aside

For the gravy

  • Heat oil in a pan, add fried red chilli paste and fry for 2 min 
  • Then add crushed garlic and fry till golden brown
  • Add light soya sauce,sweet chilli sauce or tomato sauce,crushed peppercorn,salt 
  • Mix it well and add fried idli
  • Fry it till  all the sauce and other ingredients blend well with fried idli
  • sprinkle water if it turns too dry and add coriander leaves

For tempering

  • Heat oil in a pan,add slit green chillies and fry for 2 minutes
  • Add this to the fried idli gravy and serve hot