It was yet another evening when my husband sighed for the umpteenth time when I said it was idlis for dinner. Though I promised his favorite curry as accompaniment he was not satisfied.
I love idlis and can have it any time of the day and call it a meal. But he thinks otherwise. I would always prefer idlis for my son’s dinner as it won’t upset his stomach anytime.
I was wondering what to do when I recalled one of my wonderful gourmet moments at bangalore. I have tasted mint idly and coriander idly at a small hotel at madiwala. But sadly don’t recollect it’s name or whereabouts exactly.
I decided to replicate the dish. Got a few mint leaves. Fried it along with a tomato, onion and a green chilly. Cooled it and grind it to a paste with salt as required . Heated a bit oil and poured the paste with a little water. Added idly at the end and shredded it as I mixed it with the paste. Here is the yummy mint idly.
I had a bunch of coriander leaves lying low waiting to be rescued in a cover in fridge. Thought of giving it a chance. Same recipe as above but replaced the Mint with coriander.
As I was about to wind up and call it a day when my son came asking for his favorite chutney powder with his idly. I heated a bit of oil in a pan. Added two spoons of chutney powder and fried it for a couple of seconds and added idly. Podi idly in a different form.
I thought of adding a bit of masala in that but thought better of it. I made it a separate dish. Now it’s time for garam masala idly. Same recipe as above but added garam masala powder instead of the chutney powder.
Finally garlic powder idly. Andra special garlic powder from Thirumala wet flour shop, Madipakkam. It’s so yummy and hot and will always leave you asking for more. I tried frying a bit in oil and added the idly pieces. And trust me it was yummmmy.
Conclusion:All dummy idlis made yummy.