Tawa Idli Recipe - Cooking For Mom - Mothers Day Surprise 7DaysForMom

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Sep. 08, 2014

7DaysForMom We planned to surprise and cook for our mom with the dish she loves the most, Idlis! Well, something exotic with idlis "Tawa Idli". Quite famous as a street food.


For idli
Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Split black lentil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Fruit salt 1 Packet ((1 sachet))
For tawa tadka
Idlis 9
Butter 5 Tablespoon ((4
Onions To Taste
Karam podi 4 Tablespoon
Coriander 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Pinch




1.     For Idlis: Wash twice and Soak the rice and dal for 8 hours.

2.     Grind it to a semi smooth past using as less water(if possible the same one in which you soaked it in) as possible.

3.     Add the salt and mix well and let it ferment for 5-6 hours.



4.     Heat a couple of cups of water in your idli cooker/idli pot/cooker.

5.     Grease the idli trays with oil and add the fruit salt/eno to the batter. Mix well and add that to the trays.

6.     Place the trays inside the cooker (if using pressure cooker, do not place the whistle) and steam for 7-8 mins in med-high flame and another 7-8 mins in med-low flame.

7.     Let them stand for 5 mins. Take a knife or a spoon and take the idlis out. Keep aside.

8.     For the tawa tadka, heat a pan/tawa.

9.     Add the butter, karampodi, onions, salt, coriander and stir well.

10.  Once mixed well and bubbly, place the idlis. Let them be as they are for 2 mins, then flip, then another 2 mins.



11.  Serve hot with coconut chutney.



Here is a recipe of an amazing Karam Podi- 

1½ tbsp Coriander 

2 tbsp Chana Dal

1½ tbsp urad dal

10 Dry Red chili

1 Tsp Ghee

5 Garlic Cloves

3-4 walnut sized Tamarind Balls

1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds

10 Curry Leaves

1/4 Tsp Hing

1/2 tsp Methi

1/2 Tsp Mustard

In a pan, add the ghee and add all the other ingredients and slow roast it until its well roasted. Let it cool completely then grind to a coarse powder.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 446Calories from Fat 174

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 991 mg41.29%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet