Carrot Idli ~ Dressed up Idli with Carrot puree
Idli batter - enough to make 8 idlis
Carrot puree - made from 2 big carrots, almost 1 & 1/2 puree
Onions - 1 medium
Green Chilis - 2 medium
Mustard seeds, urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 4 -5 nos
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Method to prepare:
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Wash and roughly chop the carrots and puree them using little water.
Mix the carrot puree to the idli batter. Add the finely chopped onions and green chilies.
Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, let it splutter. Then add channa dal and curry leaves.
When the dals are browned lightly, add it to the batter and mix well.
Grease your Idli plate with oil/ghee, pour a ladle full of this batter into the moulds and steam them as you would do with your regular idlis. I did for about 15 mins.
Once done, allow them to cool down a bit before removing them from plates.
Serve with your favorite chutney.
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