Idlis

Jackfruit Idli

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Ingredients:
Ripe Jackfruit pieces – 15
Idli Rava – 1 cup
Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Grated Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Broken Cashews – 10
Baking soda – a pinch
Cardamom – 3-4
Ghee
Salt
Water

Method:

Remove seed from jackfruit.Cut it into small pieces.
Soak Idli rava in water for 10-15 minutes.Drain and keep it aside.

In a blender, add jackfruit pieces,coconut,jaggery and cardamom and grind it to thick paste. If required, add few spoons of water .

Mix the ground paste and Idli Rava in a bowl and keep it aside for half an hour.
Batter should not be runny.It should be thick like idli batter.

Take 1/2 tsp of ghee in a small pan and fry the cashews and add it to the batter.

Grease the idli moulds with ghee.

Add a pinch of baking soda to the batter and pour it into the mould and steam it in idli cooker for 20 minutes.

Let the idlis cool for 10 minutes. Remove and serve with ghee or have it plain.

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Sprouted horsegram idli

horsegram_idli

Horsegram (kollu) is high in protein and very good for reducing weight and cholestrol.It delays digestion of carbs and is beneficial for diabetics.

Ingredients:

1 cup sprouted horsegram

1.5 cups split deskinned udad dal

2 cups boiled rice ( can substitute with idli rava)

2 tsp methi seeds salt

Procedure: Wash udad dal and methi seeds and soak for 6 hrs. Wash rice and soak for 6 hrs. Grind udad dal and rice to a nice smooth paste. Grind horsegram and mix everything and ferment for 12 hrs. horsegram_batter

Mix well and steam idlis. Serve with sambar and chutney.