Monday, October 5, 2009

Kanchipuram Idli

This is a really old recipe in my recipe collection. I probably must have clipped it from magazine like Femina or Womens' Era. No idea if it's authentic or not.

Kanchipuram Idli

Kanchipuram Style Steamed Dumplings

Ingredients
Stir in together -
2 cups leftover Idli batter

1/2 cup sour yogurt

3/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 green chili, minced
1/2" ginger, peeled & grated

Garnish
Handful of cashews


Banana Leaves for wrapping
Oil for greasing

Method

1. Mix all the ingredients & set aside the batter.

2. Bring a steamer/pressure cooker/peddavaN to boil.

3. Take a metal thali/plate. Line it with banana leaves cut into the size of the thali. Grease it lightly. Spread the mixture on top. Garnish with one cashew per thali/plate.

4. Steam like you would steam any dumplings. If using pressure cooker, do not use the pressure.
5. Serve the idli along with the chutney of your choice.

Note -

1. If the plate is too big, you can cut the idli in the triangular pieces before serving.

2. For a variation, turmeric leaves can be used instead of banana leaves.

3. Banana leaves are available in the frozen section of most of the oriental stores.

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