Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce

Mini idlis, with loads of spinach in the batter, are tasty and healthy too. Instead of the standard sambhar combo, here the idlis are floated in a soothing coconut sauce with mild hints of green chillies. Mini idlis in coconut sauce is an innovative cocktail snack – just remember to serve it piping hot!

Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce

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Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce recipe - How to make Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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For The Coconut Sauce
1 cup coconut milk (nariyal ka doodh)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 slit green chilli
salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cornflour dissolved in 2 tbsp cold water

For The Idlis
10 spinach (palak) leaves
1 cup readymade idli batter
salt to taste

For the coconut sauce

    For the coconut sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, green chilli, coconut milk, salt, lemon juice, sugar and cornflour-water mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

For the idli

    For the idli
  1. Put the spinach leaves in enough hot water and allow them to blanch for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Drain, cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
  3. Combine the idli batter, spinach purée and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Pour a little batter into each greased mini idli mould and steam in a steamer for 6 to 7 minutes.
  5. Cool, demould and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat a sizzler plate or tava (griddle) till red hot.
  2. Pour ¼th of the prepared coconut sauce over it and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the mini idlis and the remaining coconut sauce over it and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Discard the green chilli from the coconut sauce and serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy270 cal
Protein3.4 g
Carbohydrates18.8 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat19.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium26.9 mg
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Mini Idlis In Coconut Sauce
 on 08 Dec 10 12:45 AM

Besides looking immensely cute, they are delicious and healthy! the tadka is awesome and gives the dish added flavours and the aromatics!