WHEAT IDLI



This post had been ready to be published a month ago but I couldn’t find time to post this until today. Everything has been moving at a fast pace since the twins were born. Days keep flying by with Aryaa and Krithikha keeping us on our toes all the time and I have only a little time for myself at the end of the day. We started going out for evening walks but sometimes it doesn’t work well for the twins and I have to come back holding one baby in my arm and dragging a stroller behind (my mom-in-law will be coming along with another stroller and the other little one :) Some days are real tough and it usually gets crazier as the day goes by, but we are enjoying every bit of it. Coming on to the recipe, my mother-in-law makes these idlis for me very often for breakfast. After coming here, amma got very much interested in my blog and she is also helping me to take pictures for the blog. I am hoping to post regularly for the next few months with her help….I don’t know what my babies have decided :)

INGREDIENTS:
1. Whole wheat flour, 2 cups.
2. Urad dhal, 2/3 to 1 cup depending upon the type of dhal.
3. Fenugreek seeds, 1-1/2 tsp.
4. Salt as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Wash the urad dhal well and soak it for half-an-hour along with the fenugreek seeds. Grind the dhal into a smooth paste using a blender or grinder. Then add the whole wheat flour and blend everything together to a smooth paste until the batter is fluffy. Add salt to the batter and mix everything well. Let it sit overnight or 6-7 hours to allow fermentation to take place. When the batter has risen to 1/3rd of its size, they are ready to be steamed. Pour them into idli moulds and let it steam for 5-7 minutes. Once the idlis are cooked, remove them from the molds and serve with sambar or chutney.

Note: The softness of the idlis depends on the type of the urad dhal used. I have used the ratio of the flour to the dhal to 2:1 since I have used a blender to grind the batter. If using a mixer grinder, less dhal can be used. The same batter can also be used for preparing dosas.

20 comments:

Chitra said...

healthy idli ...sure try

Prathibha said...

Nice n healthy idli...I can imagine ur situation wid 2 kids..:)

Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy and delicious recipe... perfect click !!
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Priti said...

Wonderful recipe ...looks too gud

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds healthy and delicious dear..
Thx. for sharing :)

Priya said...

Hugs to ur lil ones, healthy idli Gita, even i love to have for my breakfast with spicy coconut chutney...take care..

Shama Nagarajan said...

too good dear

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and tasty looking idlis. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Suja said...

Healthy and yummy breakfast..thanks for sharing..

Suman Singh said...

Idli sounds healthy and delicious..love the combo..hope to see more recipes from you..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is very very interesting sounding looks so easy. I am going to give it a try :)

Malli said...

Healthy and nutritious---great recipe and hope u enjoy the summer with the babies!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

வாவ்...ரொமப் ஹெல்தியான இட்லி...சூப்பர்ப் காம்பினேஷன்....

divya said...

Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

Pari said...

Hi Dear, How are u?
It's good to hear that ur MIL is such a big help.
The idlis sound healthy and look nice.

FOODELICIOUS

Suparna said...

Hope life is going great with ur kiddos :P
Idlis with atta is something close to unthinkable ;) sounds interesting and I'd surely give it a try :P
Thanks for the recipe

Prathima Shivraj said...

Healthy recipe, nice click.

First time here, You have a fabulous space, glad to follow you. Do stop by mine When you are free.

Prathima Shivraj
http://www.tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/

Divya Vikram said...

Seems you are having a great time with the kids. Idlies look healthy and delicious :)

dreambake said...

Do you mind tell me the name of Tamil cracked wheat? I googled and looked at the picture and I do not know what it is and a literal translation of words in Tamil so I can ask my mother if we have at home does not really work.
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Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi dreambake its "samba ravai" or "samba godumai ravai" in Tamil.