Friday, August 13, 2010

Cracked Wheat Masala Idli

Today I really wanted to eat something healthy. So I kept thinking about eating some vegeterian for my dinner which is simple, easy and tasty. Thats how I came up wtih this recipe with a healthy twist...
It was very delicious and didn't need any sides like chutney or sambar...

1cup Cracked Wheat/Wheat Rawa
1cup Yogurt/Buttermilk (Note: If using yogurt need to add 1/2cup Water)
Salt to taste
1/4tsp Baking Soda
1tbsp Cilantro & Curry leaves chopped finely

1tbsp Oil
1tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
3 Green Chillies chopped finely
1small Potato chopped into small pieces
1/2cup frozen veggies like Peas and Carrot
1/4tsp Garama masala powder
Variations: You can add oinions, Green chilli paste, cashews, raisins etc.,

1. Mix wheat, buttermilk/yogurt, salt and keep it aside.
2. In small kadai add heat oil, add mustard seeds, when the splutter add rest of the seasiong ingredients and fry for about 2 mins, add garam masala powder then off the flame and add this mixture to the wheat batter mix well. Set if aside for about 1 or 2 hours for better resuts.
3. Now in Idli cooker grease the idli plates and pour the batter and steam the idlis for about 15 mins.
4. Now serve these Idlis with chutney powder or your choice of chutneys.