Saturday, December 31, 2011


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  1. Broken wheat/Samba wheat rava(coarsely powdered)- 3/4 cup
  2. Oats(coarsely powdered)-3/4 cup
  3. Ragi (Finger millet)powder- 1/2 cup
  4. Baking soda-1 tsp
  5. Salt- to taste
  6. Yogurt- 2 cups
  7. Grated coconut- 4 tbsp(optional)
  8. Grated carrot-3 to 4 tbsp(optional)
  9. Frozen green peas- 3 to 4 tbsp(optional)

for tempering

  1. Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Urud dal/uzhunnu parippu-1 tsp
  3. Channa dal- 1 tsp
  4. Cashew nuts(chopped)- 4 tsp
  5. Curry leaves chopped-1 sprig
  6. Green chilies (chopped)- 2 nos(or to taste)
  7. Oil


  • Combine broken wheat ,oats,ragi powder,baking powder and salt together.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add urud dal,channa dal, and cashewnuts ,saute till it turns golden brown.Now add curry leaves and green chilies.Saute for few seconds.
  • Combine this with the wheat and oats mixture(as per the recipe you can store this mixture in an air tight container for about 1 week,just add yogurt , grated coconut and veggies just before making idlis)
  • Add yogurt and mix well.
  • Add grated coconut,carrot and green peas (if using) and mix well.
  • Immediately pour the batter into greased idli molds and steam for about 20 minutes.Allow it to cool for a minute before removing the idlis from the molds.
  • Serve with chutney and sambar.

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