Potato Stuffed Idli

11 Mar

potato_idli
Bangaladumpa Idlilu.

For potato stuffed idli, potato is boiled, peeled and mashed. Mashed potato is then seasoned with spices and herbs. The potato mixture is then made into discs and stuffed in idli batter. Idli is steamed and potato stuffed idli is served with sambar or with any chutney of your choice.
Makes: 4 Potato Stuffed Idli.

Ingredients:

Idli Batter 3/4 Cup
Potato 1 Large
Green Chiles 1
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/8 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/8 tsp
Coriander Seeds a Big Pinch
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stem, wash and finely chop the green chile.
Lightly crush the coriander seeds.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro.

Wash and halve the potatoes.
Boil few cups of water in a sauce pot.
Add salt and potatoes.
Boil till potatoes are soft.
Cool the potatoes to room temperature and peel them.
Mash the potatoes with salt and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add mashed potatoes, turmeric powder and cilantro.
Stir well and remove from heat.
Once the potato stuffing is warm enough to handle.
Take a big spoonful of mixture and form into thick disc.
Repeat the same with remaining portions.

Grease idli moulds with few drops of ghee.
Spread a tbsp of batter in each idli mould.
Layer each mould with potato disc.
Layer few more tablespoons of idli batter on the potato disc to cover it.
Place the idli stand in steamer.
Steam the idli for around 8 minutes.
Leave the idli outside for a minute or two to cool down.
Carefully remove the idli from idli mould with help of a spoon.
Serve potato stuffed idli with sambar or with coconut chutney.
Notes: Make sure idli is steamed well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: Make sure idli batter is not too thick or not too thin. Adjust with water if necessary.
Variations: You can also add very finely chopped onion to the tempering for potato stuffing.
Other Names: Potato Stuffed Idli, Alu Bharwan Idli, Bangaladumpa Idlilu.

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16 Responses to “Potato Stuffed Idli”

  1. Priya March 11, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Wow excellent stuffed ldlies..

  2. shruti March 12, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    awesome………….pretty innovative akka……..different…

  3. Divya S March 12, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    wow stuffed idlies are really nice.I just tried it, came very nicely with a beautiful aroma, so plz those who see this try it.

  4. bhamini March 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    very innovative dish

  5. vijaya murthi March 13, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    Thanks ! I will surely try it !
    Moreover Divya who has tried it is so pleased with the result .

  6. shruti March 13, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    I actually Tried them out….and they have come out very well…………..it was so good that i’m gonna make some more tommorow

  7. rupa March 14, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    wow nice n new dish. i’ll definitely try this out.
    i liked the crocery also. its ideal to serve any south indian recipes in such 2 in 1 bowls. u r great god has not only given u magic in ur hands but u r creative also.

  8. anju March 14, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    yummy……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

  9. ranjitha March 17, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    ssuprrrrrrrrrb idlis . I gav rest to my mom this sunday & tried them. my mom just lvd it. Thank u so much

  10. malini March 17, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    excellent, yummy, super and what and no words.

  11. asha March 18, 2011 at 7:20 am #

    the idli combinations appear lipsmacking, will definitely try them, i tried the rava ones, they came out very well, tks so much for yr innovative recipes

  12. Tez March 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Wow… the bowl is awesome….

  13. BALAVIJAY April 16, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    I GOT GOOD RECEIPE FROM YOUR WEB, I PREPARE TO DO POTATO STUFFED IDLY,

  14. Deepa April 21, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    yummy ……. my kids loved.

  15. Jothsna May 4, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    I should try this. Great work raji

  16. pmvijayalakshmi February 29, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    i should try this

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