Idli Varieties, Snacks

GREEN MASALA IDLI

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I had this Green Masala Idli for the first time when I came here to Bangalore about 13 years back in Sri Krishna Bhavan Restuarant. I was so much hooked by the taste that I would have it each time we visited there.I was tempted to make this last week with the small amount of idli batter that was left over.The greens needed for the recipe was also available at home and as an enthusiastic blogger I sprang in to the kitchen and started for the preparation.This recipe has palak or spinach included in it and can be fed to the fussy kids who otherwise hate greens.The spicy and flavourful idli can be made for snack,lunch or packed to office or school and will be a sure hit.

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I have also included a bunch of curry and coriander leaves which adds the iron and mineral content to the recipe.With minimal spices and fresh green leafy vegetables,this healthy food was gulped down in no time.When you have in hand idli batter,try this tasty and filling recipe that fills your tummy in no time.I have also added onions and tomatoes to make it more tasty and forms a base for the gravy.The idlis soaked in this gravy for some time is surely going to make you ask for more..

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GREEN MASALA IDLI
Course snack
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Course snack
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Make idlis in small sized moulds.
  2. In a pan add cleaned and chopped spinach leaves along with curry and coriander leaves and green chilles.
  3. Once cooled place it in a blender.
  4. In a pan add oil followed by chopped onion and tomato.
  5. Add this mixture to the blender.
  6. Grind nicely.
  7. In a pan add oil,mustard and cumin seeds.
  8. Pour the ground mixture to the pan.
  9. Add salt,turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
  10. Let the raw smell go.Cook till a nice gravy is formed.
  11. Add cooked idlis now to the gravy.
  12. Serve Green Masala Idli hot.
Recipe Notes

Notes

You can garnish the idli garvy with grated coconut.

You can add pudina leaves also along with the greens.

You can top it with a dollop of ghee in the end.

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