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Fenugreek Seeds Idli

24 Jan

Menthi Ginjala Idly.

Fenugreek seeds are soaked in water for few hours and ground into paste. It is then mixed with idli batter and the batter is poured into idly molds and steamed till soft. Serve fenugreek seeds idli with coconut chutney or with any chutney of your choice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Fenugreek Seeds Idli.


Fenugreek Seeds 1/4 Cup
Idli Batter 1 1/2 Cups
Idli Rava (Coarsely Ground Parboiled Rice) 3 – 4 Tbsps
Salt to Taste
Ghee Few Drops

Method of preparation:

Soak fenugreek seeds in water for around 4 – 5 hours.
Once soaked, grind the fenugreek seeds into paste adding enough water.

In a mixing bowl, add idli batter, idli rava, ground fengreek seeds paste and salt.
Mix thoroughly and add water to the idli batter if necessary.
Leave the batter aside for atleast 15 minutes before using.

Grease 2 plates of idli moulds with few drops of ghee.
Pour few tablespoons of fenugreek seeds idli batter in each idli mould.
Place the idli stand inside a steamer.
Steam the idli for around 8 – 10 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 fenugreek seeds idli with spicy idli powder or with coconut chutney.
Notes: Make sure idli is steamed well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: Adjust the amount of fenugreek seeds paste if necessary. Make sure idli batter is not too thick or not too thin. Adjust the batter with water if necessary.
Variations: Check other idli recipes here.
Other Names: Fenugreek Seeds Idli, Menthi Ginjala Idly.