Idli upma recipe

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Tamil Cuisine  -  Vegetarian RecipesUpma Recipes (entree)
Prep Time:0 minutes | Cooking Time:1 hour
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  1. Idli rice - 1/2 cup
  2. Pigeon pea | Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  3. Green chili paste - 3
  4. Finely chopped Onion - 1
  5. Mustard seed - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  6. Split black gram - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  7. Split Bengal gram - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  8. Oil - 3 teaspoon (tsp.)
  9. Salt - to taste


  1. Soak idli rice and pigeon pea separately for 4 hours. Grind them separately to idli batter.
  2. Mix the batters together with salt to taste. Keep overnight for the batter to ferment a bit.
  3. With the batter make Idli's.
  4. -- Making Idli --
    1. Spoon batter onto an idli(idly) stand.
    2. Heat water in idli(idly) cooker, and place stand in.
    3. Steam for 5-7 minutes.
    4. Insert a clean matchstick (back end) or a skewer. The skewer should come out clean if the idli's are done.
  5. Break the idli into small pieces. Add 1 teaspoon (tsp.) oil so that they don't stick together.
  6. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seed, split Bengal gram, split black gram once the mustard seed stopped splattering add the green chili paste and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Now add the onion and cook it turns golden brown. Now add the broken idli mix well and cook for 3 - 4 min and serve.


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