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Cheese Tomato and Chilli Raindrop Idli Recipes

World Idli Day is celebrated annually on March 30, add a twist to your regular idlis and enjoy these delicious recipes courtesy of Chef Ajay Anand, the Director of Culinary, Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity.

Tomato, Basil & Cheese Idli, Coconut Mousse

Tomato, Basil & Cheese Idli, Coconut Mousse
Tomato, Basil & Cheese Idli, Coconut Mousse

Ingredients

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  • For Idli Batter
  • Idli Rice- 200gm
  • Urad Dal- 100gm
  • Salt – TT
  • Cooking Tomato – 50gm
  • Sweet Basil – 10gm
  • Bocconcini Cheese – 50gm
  • For Coconut Mousse
  • Coconut Milk- 100ml
  • Honey – 10gm
  • Agar Agar – 10gm
  • Green Chilli – 10gm
  • Salt – A pinch

Procedure

Soak the rice and lentil in water separately for 5-6 hours. Grind the lentil to a fine smooth paste, and the rice a little grainy (enough to feel a texture, like fine sand).

Mix the two ground ingredients with salt and enough water to form a batter of dropping consistency. Add chopped Tomato without seeds, Cheese & Basil Leaves. Leave covered, in a warm place to ferment to a spongy batter, overnight.

Steam them in an idli steamer and serve hot. Cook all the ingredients of the coconut mousse and leave it aside to rest an infuse flavours. Blend the above to a piping consistency and smooth texture.

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Five Seed Idli, Chili Raindrops

Five Seed Idli Chili Raindrops

Ingredients

  • For Idli Batter
  • Idli Rice- 200gm
  • Urad Dal- 100gm
  • Salt – TT
  • Chai Seeds – 5gm
  • Sesame Seeds – 5gm
  • Basil Seeds – 5gm
  • Melon Seeds – 5gm
  • Flax Seeds – 5gm
  • For Chili Raindrops
  • Fresh red Chilli – 100gm
  • Honey – 20gm
  • Sherry Vinegar – 20ml
  • Carrot Murabba – 100gm
  • Salt – A pinch

Procedure

Soak the rice and lentil in water separately for five to six hours. Grind the lentil to a fine smooth paste, and the rice a little grainy (enough to feel a texture, like fine sand).

Mix the two ground ingredients with salt and enough water to form a batter of dropping consistency. Add all the seeds to above batter. Leave covered, in a warm place to ferment to a spongy batter, overnight.

Steam in an idli steamer and serve hot. Skewer the Idli and serve with Chilli Raindrops. Blend all the ingredients of chilli raindrop to a piping consistency and smooth texture.

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