Jai ho! India has just celebrated its 69th Independence Day, but it’s never too late to celebrate. So if you’re in a patriotic mood and ready to try out something new in the kitchen while singing ‘Jana Gana Mana’, these recipes are just for you! Impress your family and friends with these creative combinations of saffron, white and green, that will win a few smart salutes!
1kg readymade idli batter with salt
3 green chillies
½ cup fresh coriander leaves
½ cup fresh palak
2 medium tomato
3-4 red Kashmiri chillies
Divide the idli batter equally into three separate bowls. Grind together the green chillies, coriander leaves and fresh palak to form a smooth paste. Keep aside. Next, grind the large tomato and red Kashmiri chillies together to form a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Pour the green paste into a bowl of idli batter, stirring till combined to form a green batter. Similarly, pour the tomato paste into a separate bowl and combine to form orange batter.
Steam idlis in batches from all three bowls and present placing orange, white and green alternatively on the dish. Serve with tomato, coconut and coriander chutneys.
Tip: for a less spicy orange idli version, use less red chillies and add a grated carrot to the mix.
The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia