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March 6, 2013

Pepper Idli Recipe - Leftover Idli Recipes

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Pepper idli plate
I tasted this pepper idli in Salem “Lakshmi hotel” . They served mini idli flavored with pepper masala. 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  yu have left over idli batter at home , you can try this recipe.This recipe is a nice replacement for kaima idli and chilli idli..If  you r a pepper lover,do try this .. U’ll love its flavour for sure Smile .. Even if you can’t make button idli, you can use the left over idli by cutting them into bite sized cubes and try the same. Recently my MIL told me after reading a magazine that eating 10 pepper corns per day helps better digestion , prevents stroke and 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
  • Mini idli / button idli ( small idli) – 15 nos
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no ( I used 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
  • Ghee - 1 tsp ( to garnish)
METHOD
  • Make mini idli ( small idli) and keep in a separate plate.Let it cool down. Grind the pepper corns coarsely and set aside.
  • Chop the tomato into big cubes. Its better if  you 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..
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  • 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, drizzle a tsp of ghee and serve hot immediately !!



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38 comments :

Hari Chandana P said...

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

chef and her kitchen said...

nice recipe..looks yumm

Unknown said...

yummy and cute idlis:)

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

i loved the way its not deep fried :)

Chitra said...

Thanks for the quick comment dear :)

Akila said...

Something very new n interesting.. Love ur idea...
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notyet100 said...

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

great-secret-of-life said...

I too do similar way.. Love it

Unknown said...

I am trying this sooon!!!!!! delicious!!!
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lata raja said...

different idea for an evening snack.

Raks said...

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

Unknown said...

indeed a very nice tea time snack.

Unknown said...

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!!

Rajani said...

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

Nammaruchi.blogspt.com said...

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

Unknown said...

So flavorful n yummy idlis...

Unknown said...

wow.. new to me, looks flavorful

Julie said...

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

Aruna Manikandan said...

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

divya said...

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

Home Cooked food said...

very tempting and spicy idlies. do visit me too.

Shri said...

Creative recipe Chitra!

Unknown said...

Wow interesting recipe...looks yum

Suja Manoj said...

Love this dish,perfect snack..yum

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

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

Chitra said...

Hi , thanks for ur comments :) I am not able to c ur blog. Hope u have to give permission to access.ie make it public :)

Merry Tummy said...

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Priya Suresh said...

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

Unknown said...

The idlis look delicious!! Drooling over here!!
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Vimitha Durai said...

Thats a nice healthy twist

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..delicious and tempting .

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Sudha Sabarish said...

Healthy and tasty idlies.

Rasi said...

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

Mrs.Ahmed said...

Healthy :)

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Unknown said...

Pepper idlies looks super spicy and cool.

Vikis Kitchen said...

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

Foodie said...

Why haven't you posted the making of mini idli's in your recipe. And how will be the utensil for mini idli making, where it is available in Salem...

Chitra said...

Hi,I will try to update the pics with mini idli cooking.U can get mini idli plates in all vessels shop.U can buy online too.please check this link for the picture of it.
https://www.google.co.in/search?q=mini+idli+plates&safe=active&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CEAQsARqFQoTCNP007yN1cgCFU-Pjgod2owBdw&dpr=1