Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quick & Soft Idli

Here's the recipe of idli which doesnt require any grinder or a mixer,its so much easy & quick  that u can prepare it within 10 minutes and yet it will be soft like a sponge and u can enjoy having this tasty idli any time of the day and very healthy of course

Ingredients(makes 10-12 idlis)

1 cup semolina(Medium rava)

1 cup fresh curds

1 tsp grated ginger

3-4 chopped green chillies

2-3 chopped cashewnuts

salt to taste

1 tsp fruit salt(eno)

1 tbsp ghee

Oil for greasing the idli moulds


  • Beat the curds and keep aside
  • Heat ghee in a pan, when it melts add semolina and keep stiring continuously on a low flame it till it gives out a nice aroma, keep aside and allow it to cool
  • In a bowl, add salt,green chillies,ginger,cashewnuts,curds,semolina and mix it well, add a little water if requried  to form a dropping consistency
  • Add water to a steamer and let it boil, when it starts boiling, add fruitsalt to the idli batter and mix well
  • Pour 1-2 tbsp in each greased idli moulds and place the idli stand in the steamer, cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or till done and serve hot with sambar or any chutney of ur choice