Elevate your idli game with these steamed sambar-stuffed idlis. Easy to make and bursting with flavors, this recipe is a must-try for all idli lovers. This is not your regular recipe; this innovative treat finds the unique touch and texture of fried gol gappa.
This recipe takes traditional idlis to a whole new level by incorporating a delicious sambar filling. The idlis are steamed to perfection, resulting in soft and fluffy bites filled with aromatic spices. Serve them with garlic and coconut chutney for a complete South Indian culinary experience.
Nutritional Value of Idli
Idlis are a healthy choice as they are low in fat, rich in carbohydrates, and a good source of protein. They are also gluten-free and easily digestible, making them an excellent option for breakfast or a light meal.
Quick and Easy Recipe
Prepare a thick sambar, fill the idli batter with sambar, steam them, and enjoy the flavorful sambar-stuffed idlis within minutes. They are a perfect dish for breakfast, brunch, or even as a snack.
Other Types of Idli
Impress your kids and add variety to your idli platter with different variations. Mini idlis are bite-sized and perfect for little hands. Vegetable idlis are loaded with colorful veggies, making them visually appealing and nutritious. For a flavorful twist, try masala idlis with a spicy and aromatic filling. These variations bring creativity and excitement to your idli experience.
How to Make Idli Batter
Idli batter is the foundation of delicious idlis. Learn to make it using different ingredients for unique flavors and textures.
Rice-based batter gives traditional soft idlis and heavy to eat,
While rava (semolina) adds a slight fluffy and light.
Ragi (finger millet) batter brings a nutty flavor and is packed with nutrients. You can also experiment with combinations to create your own signature idli batter.
Start by adding the sambar into a Select saucepanand reducing it till it has a thick pasty consistency.
Start boiling water into the lowest chamber of the steamer and set up one layer. Take 3-4 deep thick glass bowls, greased with a little oil and fill them halfway with the idli batter. Place a gol gappa with a small hole into it.
Fill the gol gappa with the thick sambar and fill the remaining bowl with idli batter. Place them into the steamer on high heat and let them steam for 8-10 minutes.
After the time is done, remove them from the steamer and let them cool for 1-2 minutes. Demould them and serve them with some garlic and coconut chutney.
Make sure to grease the bowls with a little oil to prevent sticking and gently demould the idlis after steaming to maintain their shape.