Monday, August 2, 2010

Idli Upma

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Unlike the sooji upma which is wheat based this upma comprises of rice and lentils,which has been soaked,ground,fermented and steamed to make idlis.Idli upma is relatively easy to make if you have leftover idlis.With not too many ingredients this meal is quick to prepare and can be served for breakfast,brunch,evening snack or dinner.
5 Prepared Idlis
1 large onion finely chopped
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tbsp roasted peanuts
4 Dry red chillies-roughly crushed
1/4 tsp hing
1/4 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
2 tbsp oil
Few curry leaves and coriander leaves
Salt per taste

Crumble the Idlis well and set aside.Heat oil in a skillet add chana dal,peanuts,mustard,cumin seeds,curry leaves,dried chillies,then add the onions,salt and hing,stir well till onions are cooked.Add the crumbled idlis,stir to combine well,check for salt and garnish with cilantro leaves.You can add and mix idli/dosa powder in the end as per taste if preferred. Alternatively if you like pepper corns you can include a few of them whole or roughly crushed.

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