Monday, April 16, 2012

Soft Idly - Peanut Chutney - South Indian Breakfast Thali-1

Blogging Marathon#15, officially begins today. But the for those like me, whose chose to blog on Traditional Thali Menu, the preparations started a month before.From today I will be Posting Thali Menu for the Next 7 days.  My People @ home had a great time, enjoying the Thali , which I planned & prepped during the Weekends. They now want me Cook Something like this every month, but that request came with a condition, No Detailed Photo-Session PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! My Hubby even commented that even the photographer in our marriage didn't shoot  our marriage menu this way.

I have Planned the Menu for the 7 days as Breakfast Thali ( 2 Nos), Lunch Thali (5 nos) 1 Festival Thali and  1 Dinner Thali.  Hope you all find it interesting and enjoy the menu as much as we enjoyed it.


Breakfast Thali1 Menu :
Idly, Ulundu/Urad Dal Vadai, Peanut Chutney, Masoor Dal Sambhar, Vegetable Rawa Khichdi, and Aval Payasam

For Today's post i m doing Idly and Peanut Chutney

Ingredients For Idly
3 Cups Idly Rice/Ponni Parboiled Rice
a handful of Raw Rice
1/2 Cup+ 2 tbsp Urad Dal
1 tsp of Methi /Fenugreek Seeds  (to be soaked with urad dal)
Salt to taste.
Gingely Oil as required

Method
  • Soak the Rice and Urad Dal separately for 4-5 hours.I usually Soak them Morning and Grind the batter by Afternoon 2 or 3pm.
  • Drain the excess water from Dal-Fenugreek and grind it to a smooth batter, adding little water. When the Ural Dal Batter froths up while grinding, it is considered done. You get the 'cluck, cluck' sound (air in-between the batter) while grinding.Transfer it to another Vessel. 
  • Drain the excess water from Rice and Grind it to a smooth batter. 
  • Mix Rice batter with urad dal batter and Give it a good stir.
  • Let it Sit on the Kitchen top Overnight for fermentation. The Vessel should be big enough to hold the fermented batter. I always keep the vessel on a plate, to collect the over-flowing batter.
  • Next Day morning, Mix  the batter well with a laddle and take the required amount of batter for making idly/dosa and Keep the remaining batter in the fridge. 
  • Add Salt and a tbsp of Gingely oil to the batter taken out for making Idly/Dosa. Mix well.
  • Coat the idly plate/mould with gingely oil and pour half ladle of batter in each mould. Steam Cook for 10 minutes or until done. When done, take them out, let it cool for a minute or two. Remove the idlies on to a plate and Serve Hot with Sambhar and Chutney.
  • If you are in a hurry and want to unmould the idly immedialtely, just show the back of the idly plate in running water for 2-3 seconds, it will be easy to unmould them. Do not try to remove the idlies while they are hot, you wont have perfect shaped ildy. What is the Mazza/Kick in a Shape-less Idly!!!!


Ingredient Peanut Chutney
1/4 Cup Peanuts, Skinned
2-3 Red Chilies (you can even use green chilies, i prefer red chilies, gives a good color)
a small piece of tamarind (size of marble/Golly-gundu)
Salt to taste

For tempering
1/4 tsp oil
1/8 tsp Mustard seeds
a pinch of hing

 Method
  • Dry roast peanuts.
  • Grind with the rest of ingredients to a smooth paste using 1/4 cup of water. The amount of water depends upon how thick/thin you want your chutney. We prefer our Chutney to be thick. so i add little water while grinding.
This is My Kuttu's Thali, his Favorite Idly in his Boat Bowl, Peanut Chutney and Pediasure!!!!!
  • Transfer it to a bowl. Heat Oil given under tempering, splutter mustard seeds, add hing and pour it over the Chutney . Enjoy with your Favorite Idly/dosa. I even try to have this chutney mixed with Rice. Love it!!!!!!


32 comments:

  1. wow that a wonderful thali n i love everything in it..

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  2. Thats a filling breakfast and very inviting too.I use green chillies for this peanut chutney will ty with red chilies next time.

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  3. Omg, its been ages i had this kind of breakfast thali,makes me hungry Priya..drooling here..

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  4. Soft idlis with spicy peanut chutney would surely make a great combo..cant wait to see your other thali specials.

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  5. Wow awesome Priya..looking forward to all your thalis..great to know you made so many thalis all together!..:)..I love idli with peanut chutney, my favorite anytime..

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  6. love this combo...
    delicious spread :)

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  7. That platter looks fab ...love peanut chutney

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  8. just love this meal...yummy..:)

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  9. I use green chilies & lime juice for the peanut chutney. That is a delicious thali.

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  10. Wow tat was delicious looking... Just love the soft idli n the chutney..

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  11. I too love idli with peanut chutney. Delicious combo..Looking forward to your other thali menus :)

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  12. idlis look so nice and fluffy and I've never had peanut chutney!

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  13. i love thaalis and peanut chutney is my family's fav too!

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  14. LOL at your husband's comment about the wedding photographer not clicking so many photos.
    That's a lovely thali, Priya. The idlis look super soft.

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  15. The Thali looks so good... So the photo session bothers not just my husband ha?? :-) Please link to my event if possible

    Ongoing Event : Toddler Breakfast/Dinner

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  16. Awesome south indian thali...lovin it:)

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  17. The idlis look so soft..wish it was in front of me..loving the peanut chutney too...super platter..love it!!

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  18. never used this ratio of rice:urad dal. but the idlis are super fluffy. can have these anytime with sambar and peanut chutney!

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  19. LOL!!! It's the same scenario at our house about the photo session. Love the thaali Priya....best breakfast thaali anytime!!! Nice one.

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  20. thali looks superb, the idlis look really soft and fluffy!

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  21. All time favourite, awesome plate breakfast thali.., can I send my family to you!!

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  22. Lovely thali !! Idlies looks super soft. Waiting for the other recipes !!

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  23. what a delightful platter...fresh and yummy

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  24. Samma super breakfast plate.. i love idli & learnt peanut chutney recently.. aiyo i want one thali now.. super priya :)

    Ongoing Event : WTML

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  25. Idli, vadai, and kichdi combo makes me drool...

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  26. Super combo. Oru sweet iruntha kalayana breakfast. Love this combo. I add garlic to peanut chutney.

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  27. Superb! I have something in this line planned for 2nd week of BM :)

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  28. Love that platter of yours.!!! Yummy dishes. And thnx for linking to my event

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  29. I can feel the softness in idly.. OMG ! its with Peanut chutney... Its tempting :((
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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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