Friday, December 27, 2013

Kaima Idli - Restaurant Style | கைமா இட்லி

Kaima Idli is hot & spicy tiffin recipe. Left-over Idli's are deep-fried and sauteed with veggies in spicy tomato gravy. The best combination is to serve with Raita. It is the best option to use the left-over idli's. 

This is specially dedicated to my dad. He celebrated his bday yesterday(28th Nov), he loves these tiffin varieties. 

Ingredients :-
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 Left-over Idli    4 - 5 
 Onion (finely chopped) 1 
 Tomato (finely chopped) 2 
 Green Peas(frozen)   ¼ cup
 Garlic (finely chopped)   4 pods 
 Chilli powder   1 tsp 
 Coriander powder    1 tsp
 Turmeric powder   ¼ tsp
 Mustard ¼ tsp
 Cumin  ½ tsp
 Oil  1 tsp 
 Coriander leaves  for garnishing 
 Salt to taste
Method :-
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1). Cut the idli into bite-size pieces and deep fry them in oil until golden brown. Drain them in paper towels and keep it aside.
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2). Heat Oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds and let it splutter. Then add the garlic and saute till aroma rises. Add the chopped onions and green chillies and saute till the onions turn light brown.

3). Add the tomato and saute till it becomes mushy. Then add peas and fry for a minute. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and combine everything together.

4). Add 1/2 cup of water and allow the gravy to boil in low flame. Don't make it dry, let the gravy be in watery consistency so that the idli's absorbs the masala, become moist and spongy. Finally add the fried idli's and toss it well.  Let the idli's coat well in the masala. 
Drizzle lemon juice on top and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with Raita !
Notes :-
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# Use refrigerated idli's for best results. It absorbs less oil and doesn't stick to each other while deep-frying.
# You can also add capsicum along with green peas and saute.  
# I used frozen peas. If you are using dry peas, pressure cook it  for 2 whistles.

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Click here for more :- Tiffin Recipes
Click here for more :- Idli Recipes
Click here for more :- Raita Recipes

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