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RECIPE:
Simple, Spicy: Masala Idli


Sudha Gupta shows how to make a hot snack that’s easy on you and goes well with tea, coffee or cocktails.


(Above): Masala Idli [Siliconeer photo]

Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa (avialable at most grocery stores both Indian and mainstream such as Costco, Safeway as TruRoots Organic Quinoa | www.truroots.com)
  • 1½ cup water
  • ½ cup sooji
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp green chili paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • For garnish:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp sambher powder
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped red and yellow bell peppers, grated carrots and finely chopped onions

Method:

Making the idli:
Soak quinoa 1½ cup water for 1 hour. Add quinoa mixture, sooji, yogurt, chili paste, salt, ginger paste, oil and baking powder in blender and blend for 1 minute to make a thick paste or batter for the idli.

Heat 2 cups of water in a pan. Add idli batter into the ghee-greased molds of an idli tray for steaming for 15-20 minutes to make idli.

Making the spicy masala sauce:
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and sambhar powder. Stir for about one minute. Add idli and mix well.

Garnishing:
Place idli in on a flat plate and garnish with vegetables (bell pepper, onion, grated carrots and cilantro).

Serve hot.


Sudha Gupta lives in Fremont, Calif.



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