Baked Idly Sandwich

Twist The Traditional is the event happening at My Innovative Kitchen and the Traditional item selected for this month is Idly.Its a lovely event for me as I can learn more recipes to give a twist to Idly,I can't have idly as it is.I feel Idly is 'fever food'. :P after seeing this event I wanted to make Idly upma but I saw this Idly Sandwich in a TV show.The original recipe calls to fry the stuffed and steamed idlies,I didn't want to add calories by deep frying so I baked it instead.final result was same,except the even coloring,the sandwich  is crispy and yummy.


Ingredients:


Idly Batter: 2 cups

For Stuffing:


Green Peas:1 cup (cooked and ground to fine paste)
Potato: 2 medium (boiled peeled n mashed)
Onion:1 medium (finely chopped)
Curry Leaves: 6-8 (finely chopped)
Salt:To taste
Green Chillies: 4 or adjust to taste (add little salt,1/2 spn of cumin seeds and make into smooth paste)
Oil:2 spns
Turmeric Powder:1/2 spn
Lemon Juice:1 spn (optional)

Procedure:


Heat oil in a pan,when hot add the chopped onions and fry till they turn golden color,now add the smooth green chillies paste and fry for 2-3 mins,add chopped curry leaves,pinch of turmeric powder,mix well and now add the mashed potatoes and green peas paste,add salt to taste and fry till the mixture becomes dry.Finally add lemon juice,mix well and turn off the flame.Let this peas and potato masala cool down.Make small tikkis with the cooled potato n peas masala and keep aside.

To Make Stuffed Idly:


Add some water to the Idly making vessel and put in on flame,now grease the idly plates and add a spn of idly batter and now place the potato peas tikki and then cover it with more idly batter and repeat the same with all the tikkis and steam these idlies in the idly making vessel and steam them on medium flame for 12-14 mins,when done turn off the flame and wait for few mins and let the steam come down.

Baking The Stuffed Idly:


Pre-heat the oven at 450 degrees,now line a baking sheet with aluminum foil,spray some oil and place the idly on the prepared sheet and spray some more oil on top of the idlies and pop them into the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 mins,now pull the baking sheet out and turn the idlies on to the other side and bake them again for another 15 mins.When done take them out from oven and let them cool for 5 mins and cut the baked idly into half and serve it hot with tomato ketchup/green chutney.Sprinkle little chat masala if u like.

Variations:
U can make the stuffing of ur choice and if u r ok with deep frying u can fry them instead of baking.

9 comments:

Harika's Kitchen said...

hmm....yummy yummy

divya said...

looks very tempting dear....

Satya said...

I made exactly the same stuffed idlis in my kitchen just now and clicked them to post it today.. Thanks for sending me your version of idlis too.

Priya said...

Droolworthy idli sandwich,looks soo marvellous..

Ambika said...

Wow Kavya!!! That is super creative!! Awesome looking sandwiches!

chitraj.hegde said...

very very innovative..never heard of baked idlies....very interesting method..book marked..first time here,,ur space is very nice......happy to follow u

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Oooh.. looks lovely..

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Vatsala. said...

I love idli and it looks a nice twist in the orignal recipe...baked idli.
I bookmarked it.
Event announcement at my place
showandtell

anu said...

baked Idlis look good and delicious.