Friday, November 11, 2011

Vermicelli Idli

I tasted the Vermicelli idlis for the first time when I was working in Bangalore. I stayed in a rental house with my friends at first floor and the owner aunty was staying at the ground floor. She was a very nice aunty, a little old and she was staying alone. So sometimes she used to invite us on weekends for breakfast or dinner. Once she made us these idlis and they were so delicious. I still can remember those soft and yummy idlis. I made these idlis few times later. Now it's been so long I prepared these and hence I made it for yesterday's breakfast. I prepared it just like how I make Rava Idly which I am yet to post.

The best part about these idlis are no worries of grinding and fermenting. These can be made so quick and can be prepared as breakfast or snack. Add vegetables you prefer to make it colourful and healthy. My son is very fond of Vermicelli upma and I knew he will love these too. I served these with sambhar and all enjoyed the breakfast !!


What you need?

1.5 cup Vermicelli
1 cup Yoghurt
1/2 cup grated Carrot
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
5-6 Curry leaves chopped
1" pc Ginger chopped
3-4 Green chillies chopped
a pinch Asafoetida
1/4 cup shredded Coconut (optional)
1 tsp Oil
Salt

How to prepare?

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add asafoetida, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves, saute for a minute. Add carrot and saute for a couple of minutes until raw smell goes. Keep this aside to cool.

If you are using unroasted Vermicelli, then fry it in a little oil until golden brown. Use it once cooled.  If you have roasted Vermicelli,  you can use it directly.  I have used roasted Vermicelli here. 

Beat the yoghurt well and add it to vermicelli. Mix well. Add a little water (I added about 1/4 cup) if necessary so as to make the batter. This batter will be thick unlike the usual idly batter, so it won't have a flowing consistency. Now add the carrot mixture, coconut and salt to this and combine everything well. Keep this aside for 15-20 minutes, half an hour would be best.

Grease the idly stand with a little oil. Pour the vermicelli batter into each mould. Spread it a little using the ladle. Steam for 10-12 minutes.


Serve hot with sambhar or chutney.



Makes about 15 idlis.

Notes:
* Add vegetables as you prefer. You can also add some coriander leaves to the batter.
* The idlis taste best when served hot.


23 Tasty Comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks and sounds great...tempting recipe

Suja said...

Healthy and yummy breakfast..bookmarked.

Kaveri said...

That's a lovely variation to the regular rava idlis...looks good

Aarthi said...

WOW..This looks awesome..Yummy

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Anisha said...

Wow this is an innovative recpie! Bookmarked as I love vermicelli!

Deeksha said...

Vermicelli idlis look soft and delicious. Love these. Must try. Thanks for sharing.

Square Meals said...

Good one!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Idlis look amazingly yummy and colorful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Vermicilli idly looks delicious and healthy,I mix rava for binding but your version sounds good,will try it soon.

Alpana said...

These idlis look really really delicious......thanks for sharing this awesome version of idli Sobha.

julie said...

Lovely delightful idlis..innovative n quick Recipe!!

divya said...

Very delicious and tempting recipe.. looks awesome :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Idlis look soft and yummy...Lovely recipe..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks fantastic, love the color.

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Nandini said...

The idlis are soft and delicious! Mmm...

Sreevalli said...

Lovely Idli's...they r yummy...

Shobha Kamath said...

Idlis look delicious! Worth a try !

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, never tried this before, looks very filling for breakfast or lunch.. very attractive color too

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Priya Sreeram said...

good one !

Treat and Trick said...

Great combo and looks so yum!

Hyma said...

deftly a yumm combo...looks so nice and tempting...a must try...

Rekha shoban said...

interesting idly...very innovative~!

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