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Spicy Idli

1 Jul

Spicy Idli.

Idli batter is spiced up with green chiles and ginger. The batter is layered with spice powders and steamed till soft. Steamed idli is then stir fried with fried mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Serve spicy idli with sweet garlic chutney or with any chutney of your choice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Spicy Idli.


Idli Batter 2 Cups
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Ginger 1 – 2 inch Piece
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Black Pepper Powder few Pinches
Salt to taste
Ghee 1/4 tsp


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chiles.
Peel and mince the ginger.
Grind green chiles and ginger into paste with few pinches of salt.

Grease a wide bowl with ghee.
Pour prepared idli batter into the bowl.
Sprinkle red chili powder, black pepper powder and a small pinch of salt to layer on the batter.

Heat a wide vessel with a cup of water.
Carefully place the bowl in the vessel and steam for atleast 10 – 15 minutes or until idli is soft.
Once done, cool the idli to room temperature and cut into big chunks.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, stir in the idli chunks and remove from heat.
Serve spicy idli with sweet garlic chutney or with any chutney of your choice.
Notes: Make sure idli is cooked well.

Suggestions: Depending on the size of the vessel, adjust the steaming time. Also adjust the green chiles according to taste.
Variations: You can also check other recipes with idli here.
Other Names: Spicy Idli.