Chutney idli? I have never thought this way before! My FIL told me about this tiffin, when I went to Chennai in March. I loved the idea the very instant he told and have been thinking for a while now to try it out. Now since they(FIL & MIL) are here with me in Singapore, I took the recipe/ idea from them and tried it. This one is served in one of the hotels in Trichy, near the bus stand. They forgot the name of the hotel, but I never bothered as my FIL always tells recipes perfectly. MIL helped me in précising the recipe.
The idea of this is just like sambar idli, the consistency should be like that. If you are thinking that it involves too much coconut in this recipe, no its not! We use only 1/4 cup coconut for serving 2 people. This can be a great evening snack and you can also club this with other dishes in any get together dinners. Everybody will be wow-ed. And the recipe is so so flexible, that you can add your touch to the chutney or make your favourite flavour chutney and enjoy! So now to the recipe…
Ingredients ( for serving two)
If you want recipe for idli batter, then here it is, please refer this link
|Mini Idlis||12 - 14|
|Fried gram dal/ pottu kadalai*||3 tblsp|
|Water and salt||As needed|
|Small onion/ shallots||6-10|
|Curry leaves||1 sprig|
|Ghee||Optional 1 tsp for topping|
*You can replace pottukadalai with 4 cashews or even you can fry channa dal till golden brown and use.
|Coconut oil/ cooking oil||1 tblsp|
|Urad dal||1 tsp|
Top with Ghee and let it rest for 10 minutes or more. Just re heat when you are going to serve. Yummy!