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March 6, 2013

PEPPER IDLI


Pepper idli plate
 
I tasted this idli in salem “Lakshmi hotel” .It was served with onion raita. As my husband is fond of pepper recipes , we ordered this recipe to try. It was very simple and yet very tasty. Though the idlies are not deep fried , i felt it was too oily.. I tried the same recipe at home with moderate quantity of oil and it was a success Thumbs up .. If u have left over idli batter at home , u can try this recipe.This recipe is a nice replacement for kaima idli and chilli idli..If u r a pepper lover,do try this .. U’ll love its flavour for sure Smile .. Even if u can’t make kutty idlies , u can use the left over idli by cutting them into bite sized cubes and try the same..Also have a look at the kitchen clinic section to know the health benefits of pepper.Its amazing !! .Recently my MIL told me after reading a magazine that eating 10 pepper corns per day helps better digestion , prevents stroke & heart attack..  So friends lets try to eat the whole pepper corns in ven pongal and include more pepper powder in our cooking Smile
 
Pepper idli
 
INGREDIENTS
  • Kutty idli ( small idli) – 15 nos
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1/2 no (Bangalore tomato)
  • Garlic cloves – 8 nos
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coarsely ground pepper powder – 1.5 tsp (adjust)
  • Salt – As needed
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – To garnish
 
METHOD
  • Make kutty idlies ( small idlies) and keep in a separate plate.Let it cool down.Ground the pepper corns coarsely and set aside.
  • Chop the tomato into big cubes.Its better if u use bangalore tomatoes ( less pulpy ones) .. Slice half of the big onion and finely chop the remaining half . Chop the garlic cloves finely in round shape..
Pepper idli tile 1
  • In a wide kadai  , heat oil and add the big onions , garlic cloves and whole curry leaves..Saute till curry leaves turn crispy.
  • Saute well and then add the tomato pieces.Saute for a minute.Tomato should not turn mushy.It should be visible..
  • Finally add the pepper powder & salt. Mix well and then add the idli pieces.Give a quick mix and make sure the pepper powder coats the idli well.
Pepper idli tile2
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot immediately !!
 
KITCHEN CLINIC

The Amazing Health Benefits of Black Pepper
Salt and Black Pepper seem to go hand-in-hand when it comes to seasoning our foods. However, many people steer clear of salt because, too much of it and it makes your water retain water. One of the amazing health benefits of Black Pepper is, it actually does the opposite. This spice acts as a diuretic. It also encourages our bodies to sweat and get rid of harmful toxins.
According to the American Spice Trade Association, Black Pepper actually contains sodium. But, it's a minuscule amount. There are about 10 milligrams of sodium in 100 grams of Black Pepper. If you're wondering how much Black Pepper that is, according to the ASTA, it's enough to sprinkle your morning eggs every day for 7 years.
Black Pepper Aids Your Digestion
Over-the-counter medications like Tums, Mylanta and Pepto Bismol are popular because people are constantly plagued with indigestion after they eat. One of the amazing health benefits of Black Pepper is, it actually aids your digestion. When you eat Black Pepper, your taste buds become stimulated. They send signals to your stomach telling it to increase its production of hydrochloric acid. This acid helps your body digest food so you don't suffer from indigestion.
Black Pepper can also help prevent the formation of intestinal gas and reduce stomach upset.
Black Pepper and Anorexia
For people who suffer from mild Anorexia, Black Pepper can also help them regain their appetite because it stimulates their taste buds.
Black Pepper and Congestion
Are you suffering from a chest cold? Add Black Pepper to your diet, and this spice will help break-up the congestion, especially if you add it to a strong, steaming hot cup of mint tea.
Black Pepper and Healing Cuts
Another amazing health benefit of Black Pepper is, that it's a handy spice to have in the kitchen for when you cut yourself. The next time you have a minor cut, sprinkle Black Pepper on it. It will help stop the bleeding. Plus, it's antibacterial properties will promote healing and kill germs.
Storing Black Pepper
Black Pepper is ground-up Peppercorns (berries) that come from the Piper nigrum L vine. The freshest, most potent Black Pepper you can get is to buy Peppercorns and grind them up as you need them. To keep them fresh, store Peppercorns and ground Black Pepper in airtight containers away from light.

Source: http://voices.yahoo.com/the-amazing-health-benefits-black-pepper-probably-1298073.html

36 comments:

  1. Very interesting recipe.. looks really good.. thanks for sharing !!

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    1. Thanks for the quick comment dear :)

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  2. i loved the way its not deep fried :)

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  3. Will try this somwtime,...looks so delicious,...

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  4. I am trying this sooon!!!!!! delicious!!!
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  5. different idea for an evening snack.

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  6. Sounds too good, wish I had that plate of idli :)

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  7. indeed a very nice tea time snack.

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  8. looks yumm..I always think of making variations with idli,,but never happens..I make the right amunt and it gets consumed..next time , have to make some extras!!

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  9. Never tried of pepper idli - and so simple too. Must do.

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  10. Love pepper in any dish...with idlis looks very appetising..

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  11. Looks peppery & flavorful .. Yummy evening snack or even breakfast too :)

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  12. looks delicious chitra, love the idea of adding pepper :)

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  13. Wowwww... looks super tempting and delicious.. lovely clicks too :)

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  14. very tempting and spicy idlies. do visit me too.

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  15. Wow interesting recipe...looks yum

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  16. Love this dish,perfect snack..yum

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  17. That's a lovely twist to the regular idlis...very interesting...Looks tempting

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  19. Incredible and such a healthy twist, love to give a try soon.

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  20. The idlis look delicious!! Drooling over here!!
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  21. wow..delicious and tempting .

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  22. nice idea of using idlis plus pepper will give a different taste all together

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  23. Healthy :)

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  24. Pepper idlies looks super spicy and cool.

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  25. very nice idly recipe dear. Love to try it immediately. Yummy one!

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