Thursday, April 14, 2011

Instant Tomato Idli Chaat

You must have heard of Aloo Chaat, Palak Patta Chat, Pani-Puri, Dahi Sev Puri, but have you ever tried any chaat item with Idli? My husband never appreciated Idli with Sambhar but I was in love with that, (talking about Idli here!) so I thought of playing with some spices on Idli to give it a version of chaat which is my husband's favorite, and what I finally came out with was a 20 minutes fast food that was super yummy and equally healthy.


Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Serves: 2

All You Need:
For making Idlis: (Microwave)
- Idli Rawa/ Sooji : 1 cup
- Eno fruit salt : 1 tsp
- Salt : 1 tsp or as per taste
- Curd : 2 tbsp- Water (for mixing)
- Oil (for greasing the idli maker plates)
For Chaat:
- 2 finely chopped tomatoes
- 1 chopped green chilli
- Chopped coriander leaves
- Rye(mustard seeds)
- Jeera (Cumin seeds)
- Red chilli powder
- Turmeric powder
- Salt
- Oil

Get set go:
For preparing instant idlis, take sooji, curd, salt in a bowl. Soak this mixture in water for 5 minutes. On the other side, grease the idli maker with oil. I generally make idlis in a microwave and it takes only 3-4 minutes for them to get cooked. You could also make idlis in a traditional idli-cooker or a usual cooker. Now take the idli mixture and add Eno to it. Mix it well till it foams and immediately transfer this to the idli maker and microwave for 4 minutes. Check them with a toothpick; if it comes out clean, they are done. Take the idlis out and cut each idli into 4 pieces.
Till the idlis are getting cooked, chop the tomatoes, chilli and coriander leaves. Now take a pan, add 2 tablespoons oil to it, heat it and add jeera followed by rye. When the rye starts to splutter, add tomatoes and green chilli. Cook for a minute and then add all the masala and cook till the oil separates. At last add the idli pieces and mix well. Cover the pan for 3 minutes and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

You could also add chopped onions, and sev/namkeen to give the authentic chaat look and taste.

Health Meter: This is a perfect snack time appetizer with the goodness of lycopene and minerals from tomatoes, carbs from sooji, vitamin C from chilli and very less fat. Eat healthy, stay healthy!! :)

I'd like to send this recipe to Priya's Fast Food Not Fat Food Event.

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