Stuffed idly, south-indian idly stuffed with spicy vegetable masala. Simple rice cakes elevated to another level by stuffing your choicest filling, steam cooked and served with an assortment of condiments.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Keyword How to make stuffed idly, Idly makeover, Idly snack recipe, Stuffed idly
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
For the idly
Idly batter as required
gingely oil to grease the plates
For the stuffing
1nomedium sized onionfinely chopped
1nomedium sized tomatofinely chopped
½teaspoonred chili powder
½tsp coriander powder
½teaspoonsaltor to taste
2teaspoonoilany vegetable oil
a pinch of turmeric powder
a sprig of curry leaf, torn into pieces
Heat a sauce pan, heat oil given under tempering, splutter mustard seeds, add asafoetida, and curry leaves.
Next add chopped onions and green chili, saute until onions turn translucent
Now add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt and cook until tomatoes turn mushy.
Now dump all the chopped veggies, add ¼ cup of water and salt. Cover and cook until done.
There should be no liquid in the filling. Even after cooking, if there is still liquid, cook without cover until all the liquid is absorbed. Let the filling cool completely
Let us make Stuffed idly
Grease the idly plates with gingely oil, fill half the mould with idly batter, spoon 2-3 teaspoon of filling into each hole, now top it with another ladle of batter.
Steam cook for 15 minutes. Once done, let it cool for 2-3 minutes, then unmould the idlies onto a serving plate.
The idlies can also be made in one single big plate. if you make it one single plate, cut and pack as wedges.
Pack or serve them with a generous drizzle of gingely oil/ ghee with idly podi on top
The stuffing should be dry or else i will not steam well with the idly.
While filling the idly plates make sure you fill them halfway first, add the stuffing and pour remaining batter on top of the stuffing.
Do not fill the idly mould more than its capacity, it will overflow and the idlies might not look pleasing to the eyes, though they might steam and taste well.
You can make the filling with veggies of your choice.