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Idli & Dosa Part 1 A South Indian Treat

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Learn how to make South Indian Idli, Coriander Chutney, Urid dal Chutney and Potato filling for dosa.
Ingredients
For idli
  White rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Urad dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs) (as required)
  Cooking spray 6 Dash
For coriander chutney
  Coriander leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
  Green chiles 6 , chopped finely
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Lime 1⁄4
  Cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon, minced
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper To Taste
For urad dal chutney
  Urad dal 3 Tablespoon
  Coconut 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon, minced
  Green chilies 2 Teaspoon, chopped finely
  Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt and pepper To Taste
For potato filling
  Onion 1 , chopped finely
  Green onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Green chili 3 , chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced
  Mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Canola oil 2 Tablespoon
  Potato 3 , cubed
  Frozen peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Red pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Directions

FOR IDLI
GETTING READY
1. In two separate bowls, soak the rice and urad dal in water for overnight. Spray cooking spray on idli moulds.

MAKING
2. In a blender, add rice with water. Blend for 5-10 minutes. Add urad dal and blend until smooth.
3. Transfer the batter into a large bowl, add salt and mix well. Set aside for 5-6 hours to ferment the batter.
4. Ladle the batter into the idli moulds.
5. In the idli maker, pour water in the bottom and bring to a boil. Place the idli moulds and steam for about 20 minutes.

SERVING
6. Serve the Idli with sambar, coriander chutney and urad dal chutney.

FOR CORIANDER CHUTNEY
MAKING
1. In a blender, add water, coriander leaves, green chilies, lemon juice, lime wedge, cilantro, ginger, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, salt, sugar and black pepper.
2. Blend until smooth. Transfer it to a serving bowl.

SERVING
3. Serve the Coriander Chutney with dosa or idli.

FOR URAD DAL CHUTNEY
MAKING
1. In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add urad dal and sauté well.
2. Stir in the coconut, ginger, green chilies, salt and pepper. Keep stirring and sauté until light brown.
3. In a blender, add in the sauteed mixture. Blend until smooth chutney. Transfer the chutney into a bowl.

SERVING
4. Serve the Urad Dal Chutney with dosa or idli.

FOR POTATO FILLING
MAKING
1. In a pan over medium heat, pour oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, onion, green chilies, green onion, ginger and garlic. Saute well.
2. Stir in the potatoes and peas. Mix well and add turmeric powder, red pepper powder, salt, cumin coriander powder and sugar.
3. Stir occasionally and cook for 2-3 minutes.
4. Transfer it to a serving bowl. Add lemon juice and mix well.

SERVING
5. Serve this Potato Filling as a filling for dosa and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
South Indian
Course: 
Breakfast
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Subtitle: 
Sout Indian Steamed Fluffy Rice Cakes And Fermented Pancake
What can be a healthier way to kick-start your day than fluffy idlis and yummy dosas? Chef Bhal Dave tells you how to make fluffy idlis and crispy dosas easily. The best thing about these South Indian snacks is that they pack in fewer calories and can be prepared with readily available ingredients. So what are you waiting for? It's time to get started.

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