Masala Idly

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 g - rice
  • 250 g - black gram dal
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1/2 - coconut
  • 1 - small onion
  • handful of sliced coriander leaves
  • a few pieces of tamarind
  • salt and chilli powder to taste

How to Make Masala Idly

  • First wash and soak rice separately in water for about 6 hours, and then drain out the water and grind the rice and dal together to a smooth and fine paste.
  • Add coconut and tamarind and grind rice again till all of it becomes smooth.
  • Mix minced onion, chillies, coriander leaves, salt and chilli powder.
  • Add enough water to form a thick batter. Grease either idly katories or small round katories nicely with ghee or oil and fill the katories about 3/4ths full.
  • Steam till the idlies are firm, or until a toothpick or a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Steam again till the idlies turn completely solid. Remove and serve hot with seasoned curd.
  • Idlies can be prepared in pressure cookers.