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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Muffin Idly


I'm a great fan for my sister's( Pradeepa) preparations. She is very innovative in her cooking. Though she is elder to me i was the first to pick up cooking from my mom. Me and my sister never liked the routine menu like rice, sambar, poriyal or fry. I always prepared Chinese and she always prepared North Indian recipes even three times a day( my mom is poor one, she likes only south Indian foods).  I love my sister's Aloo paratha and a side dish made with peas, paneer and bell peppers. After I came to US and as she went to UK, I miss her and her delicious recipes. One of her latest innovative dish is this Muffin Idly, its so simple and quick to prepare. I love the crunchy crust on the top and soft idly inside. It does not need any side dish but if you prefer, you can have it with coconut chutney or sambar.

Ingredients
Idly batter-5 to 6 cups
Coconut( chopped into small pieces)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Hing/ Asafetida-pinch
Salt to taste

For tempering
Dried red chillies( broken)-6
Whole black pepper corns-2tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Urad dal-1 1/2tsp
Channa dal-1 1/2tsp
Curry leaves-few

Method
To the idly batter add the coconut, turmeric, asafetida and little salt. Heat oil in a tadka pan, when hot add the tempering ingredients and fry for few seconds. Remove from heat and add to the idly batter. Mix well and set aside. Next grease muffin pan with generous oil, pour the prepared idly batter in each muffin cups. Pre-heat oven to 300°f, place the muffin tray on the center rack of the oven and bake for at least 15-20 mins. Slide a knife inside the idly to check whether it is fully done( if the tip of the knife is sticky, it means the idly is not done and requires few more mins to cook, if the tip of the knife comes out clean then the idly is fully cooked).
Once the idlys are cooked remove the muffin tray from the oven and allow to cool for 2 mins. Transfer the Muffin Idlys to the plate and serve hot.

31 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Very innovative,looks very lovely and delicious

Padhu said...

Idly muffins look lovely .I thank your sister for sharing this wonderful recipe.

sangi said...

WOOOOOW!Luv this golden beauties!!!
brilliant recipe!!!
Tnx to ur sisiter for this wonderful recipe...will definitely try it out.

Prathibha said...

I was thinking abt this from a long time,but never attempted...Ur post is giving me enough courage to do that soon..lovely idly's

sree said...

Nice fusion of cusines.Very innovative..

Nithya said...

Wow.. sounds interesting.. :)

malarvizhi said...

nice one and i made this same dish using kuzhi panniyaram pan. and its our evening dish. superb clicks.

Shama Nagarajan said...

truly a different one..looks so yummy...

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Never tried anything like this. Interesting one.

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't know what the idly batter is, (need to google later), but the muffins look very savoury.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Really Very innovative, kudos to your sister. Looks fantastic.

meeso said...

Wow, this is incredibly innovative and I love it! This is for SURE on my list of dishes to try! I absolutely LOVE it :)

Mona said...

Great idea!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Oh these looks so good my dear..thanks for sharing pa:)

My Experiments with Food said...

Wow! This is really innovative.

Priya said...

Wow such a creative and unique muffin idly..looks marvellous Mythreyi..

Preety said...

idly muffin..that new , looks perfect and great for breakfast too

munchcrunchandsuch said...

they are so cute and I love the name.

Padma said...

They really look just like muffins Mye. Nice try. Looks yummy.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Mye.....this looks delicious...so soft and yummy... :(

Rohini said...

Wow... Muffin Idlies look so inviting n delicious...! Such an innovative recipe!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a new way of preparing idlis , delicious one to try!!!

Usha said...

This is such an innovative and creative way of making muffins, looks delicious !

Shri said...

That is innovative indeed, Mye!And I sure am going to give this a try!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thank you dear ones:)

my kitchen said...

Different Idly,Never tasted before. yummy one

San!!! said...

Seems both the sisters rock in the kitchen ,most of the parents are only fond of typical south indian food even my parents mye.

San!!! said...

Idly muffin so creative,looks very cute n would have been yum.

? said...

Good recipe! Wish you a very happy Pongal and Shankranthi!

Florist said...

i bet it tastes really yummy

amar naik said...

remembered my days in chennai. thanks for sharing