April 30, 2007

White Fluffy Idli with Green Tomato Chutney (Raw Tomato Chutney with Coriander leaves)

I love Idli very much as breakfast. Some times i used to have as dinner also instead of pulkhas. Its healthy and low calorie food. Normally for idli, i used to prepare groundnuts chutney or coconut chutney or karappodi. This time i tried green raw tomato chutney with coriander leaves. Ahaaaaa...taste is awesome. This chutney is a great combination for hot steamed rice, idli as well as dosa also.

For White Fluffy Idli :

Ingredients :

1 Cup Whole Black Urad dal (Pottu Minapappu)
4 Cups Idli Rice
1 tsp methi seeds (Menthulu)
salt as per taste

Method :

1. Soak the urad dal along with methi seeds in enough water about 8 hours

2. At the same time soak the idli rice separately in plenty of water for about 8 hours.

3. First grind the urad dal into silky smooth batter with adding of some water. It should be in medium batter consistency, remove the batter into a wide and big vessel.

4. Next grind the idli rice into smooth paste. Add this batter to above urad dal batter, add salt, mix well with hand without any lumps.

5. Keep it covered, for overnight fermentation in a warm place (At least 7 hours).

6. By morning the batter quantity will be double. Mix lightly, Fill all the idli plates with this batter, cook them on steam for about 10-15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let them cool for more 5 minutes. Remove and serve with green raw tomato chutney or groundnut chutney or sambar.

Green Raw Tomato Chutney with Coriander :

Ingredients :

3 green raw tomatos
1 ripe tomato
1/2 cup of fresh coriander
1 tsp oil
4 green chillies
5 garlic pods
small lemon size tamarind (Wash it properly)
1" piece ginger (Cut into small pieces)
a pinch of turmeric powder
salt as per taste

For talimpu/tadka/popu :

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustards
1 dry red chilli
few curry leaves
a pinch of hing

Method :

1. Cut the green and ripe tomato into 4 pieces each.

2. Heat 1 tsp oil, add tomato pieces, tamarind and green chillies, covered, cook on low flame for about 10 minutes.

3. Next add coriander leaves, garlic pods and ginger pieces, mix, covered, cook on low flame for more 10 minutes or till dry content.

4. Turn off the heat, let it cool completely.

5. Grind above mixture along with turmeric and salt into smooth paste.

6. Now put the popu, heat oil, add jeera and mustards let them pop, add red chillies, curry leaves and hing, fry for 2 minutes, mix with above chutney.

7. Serve with idli, rice or dosa.

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  1. anusharajiApril 30, 2007

    luv ur tomato chutney
    i always loved idly sambar
    vl try ur chutney
    i need to get green tomatoes right?

  2. ofcourse raji, if you want this same chutney, need green tomatoes otherwise you can do with riped tomatoes also. That will be different and tasty also. Try it and let me know. Thanks

  3. i make this often jyothi i love tomato chutney so much.....lot of low calorie recipes on ur blog..why can't u collect some information about low calorie food and present an article on ur blog.just a suggestion...

  4. Really nice suggestion shanti, thanks a lot. I will try to post an article about "low calorie recipes" very soon. Once again thank you very much.

  5. wow! those idlis look so fluffy and the chutney is a sure must try! thanks for the recipe :)

  6. You are most welcome richa. Thanks for visiting.

  7. I love making these kind of chutneys a lot. A tspn of urad dal will add a beautiful texture to the chutney.