Today we are starting the 3rd week of Blogging Marathon and the theme I have selected this week is 'Kids delight-Warm foods to beat the rain'.
While thinking of foods that actually warm us up during the rains, I can list of loads of deep fried stuffs, cups of tea and coffee,piping hot soups etc. A few weeks back summer abruptly ended and we were facing cold winds with a light drizzle throughout the day. During such times I prefer a hot cup of coffee with onion pakoras or bajjis. But when I asked Lil Angel what she wanted to warm up and her reply astonished me! She wanted a plate of piping hot sambar mini idli!!
Luckily I had idli batter at hand and prepared this delicious dish for her. Mom had recently got a mini idli stand for Lil Angel knowing her love for these cute idlis.
She enjoyed eating the mini idli and sipping the sambar!!![And that explains and spoon and fork here...]
You can use the mini idli stand for the pretty idlis.
If it is not available, then cut up the regular idli into 4 pieces and proceed.....
For sambar mini idli you need:
Idli Batter - 2 cups
Pearl onion sambar - 3 or more cups
1.Grease the moulds of teh idli plates and pour in the batter.
2. Steam the idlis for 15 minutes or till done. A knife inserted in the center of the idli should come out clean.
3. Remove the idli stand and let it sit outside for a minute.
4.Gently remove the idlis with a spoon and transfer it onto a serving dish.
5.Pour a generous helping of piping hot sambar over the idlis.
6. Garnish with boondi, roasted cashews, coriander leaves
Sending this to Pradnya who is hosting Kid's delight -Warm foods to beat the rain , an event started by Srivalli...
- Any type of sambar can be used here
- Make sure the sambar is piping hot. That makes a lot of difference in taste...
- Instead of boondi,sev can also be use
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#18
Labels: Blogging Marathon, Idli Recipes, Morning Raga, SI, Snack Bar, Step-by-step Pictorial Recipes, Tamil Nadu Cuisine