Idli is one of the most popular breakfast item in South India. If you are bored of having the normal idlies here is healthy and spicy masala stuffed idly. You can have this as it is or with chutney. Good for breakfast or for an evening snack. Here is recipe for you all to try.
For the Masala
- Potatoes 3 medium size, cubed
- Onion 1 large, chopped
- Carrot 1 medium size, finely chopped
- Beetroot half piece, finely chopped
- Green Chilli 3, chopped
- Ginger 1 medium piece, finely chopped
- Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
- Mustard 1 tsp
- Chana Dal 2 tsp
- Curry Leaves 2 sprigs
- Chutney powder 4 tbsp mixed with oil / red chuteney to serve
Wash and cut each potato and pressure cook with little water for 3 whistles. Once pressure goes remove water and mash it well and keep aside.
Heat a pan with oil and temper mustard seeds, chana dal and curry leaves. Add chopped ginger saute for 2 seconds, add chopped onion and saute for 1 minute, add green chilli and chopped carrot and beetroot saute for 1 minute. Add little water and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder cover and cook for 4 minutes. Open and add mashed potatoes and mix well. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside to cool down.
Apply some oil or ghee to the idli moulds making it smooth. Pour half ladle idli batter , take some masala and place it on the idli moulds with a spoon, cover it with little more batter, do the same procedure until the masala gets and batter gets over. Cook idli for 15 minutes on medium heat. Once its ready keep it 2 minutes to cool down, then remove from the moulds and serve warm with chutney powder. Enjoy..