Tadka Idli (Tempered Ricecake)

I am a huge fan of South Indian meal and the one which is my all time favorite is Idli. Idli is one healthy dish which has lately become my comfort food. I try to make best use the soft and fluffiness of this versatile dish as much possible
People say ildis are best suited for breakfasts. But in my house, I have even served them as small eats during parties. How? Will disclose soon.
But before that, let me show you this easy to prepare and quick to make version of Tadka Idli.
Tadka Idli_TimeTravelTreats
Lets gather the ingredients quickly to make servings for two:
Idli batter to make 7-8 pcs
Add some veggies:
Onion – 1 pc
Tomato – 1 pc
Capsicum – 1 pc
Garlic – 3 cloves finely chopped
For Tadka:
Green chilli – 1 pc split it into half.
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (Only if you want more spicy!)
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Lemon – 1/2
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Curry Leaves – 3 to 4
Coriander for garnish.
Method:
– Make 7-8 idlis from batter in your idli cooker. By the time your idli is getting ready, cut all veggies in small pieces and once idlis are done, cut them also in small cubes.
–  Lets work on tempering now. In a pan heat some oil. Once it becomes hot, add cumin seeds, green chilli, chopped garlic and curry leaves.
– Now add all veggies in pan and sauté for 5 min. Add all spices except sugar and lemon.
– Once veggies are cooked, add pieces of idlis and sugar and mix well. Turn off the gas and add lemon juice.
– Sprinkle some coriander before serving for a quick dose of freshness.
This style of tempering covers the idli pieces completely and give full flavor to the dish.  With just a little extra effort, you can change the flavor of simple boring idli into spicy, flavorful recipe.
Tadka Idli_TimeTravelTreats
Tadka Idli_TimeTravelTreats
Quick Tip: If you are as big fan of coconut as I am, you must add grated coconut at the end.
Try this and give your opinion. Also if you have any such twist to bring life to a boring food, please share with pictures. I would love to publish it as a guest post 🙂
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