I thought of making some thing special for this republic day.. But you know I'm all time busy with cleaning & setting house for my In-Laws who are coming next month.This is a old post I made for Independence day & reposting it for republic day.
Coming to recipe these Idli's are filled with flavor of pudina/mint in every bite. If you allow the batter to ferment a bit for one day it tastes even better.
You can serve them for breakfast or dinner along with coconut or peanut chutney.
11/2 of urad dal
3 cups of Idli rava
1 Cup pudina finely chopped
2 green chili's
1 cup finely chopped onion
Carrot for garnishing (optional)
Soak urad dal overnight or attest for 6 hrs to 8 hrs. Soak the rava for 1hr.
Grind dal to a fine paste. Now squeeze water from rava and add to the batter. Now add salt to the batter and mix it well.
*** Allow the batter to ferment for 1 day to get better taste. You can make atleast 40 Idlis with this measurement.
For Mint Idli
Mix mint, onion & green chili's to the batter.
Now greese idli plates with little ghee ( Idlis won't stick to the plate. They come out clean.) and fill plates ith batter.Garnish with carrot on top if you like.
Heat the idli cooker with 11/2 cup of water & place the idli plates inside. Close it with a lid. & allow it to cook for 20mins to 30 mins.
Switch of heat and allow it to cook. Now remove the idli's and serve them with Ghee.
Out Come: Those Idli's were heavenly.