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Instant Poha Idli

It has been long I have not penned down any recipe on the blog but my husband has been pestering me to not leave this first baby of mine for the next two babies who take up all my time now. So here goes a very easy, simple recipe of Instant Poha idlis.

My 5 year old ( I am sure all kids do that) has this habit of demanding me foods at odd times and not this or that. She’s very clear about her choice. Like one night she came at 8 pm demanding white idlis. No matter how much I explained to her that idlis take soaking, grinding, fermenting, she wanted white idlis as she was having a high craving for them it seems. 😅

So as my mommy brain worked overload, I remembered these Instant Poha idlis by Roopa Bhandary akka. Quickly made it with her favourite chutney and there was a happy girl. My one year old also loved it.

So ever since these idlis have become a regular fare in my kitchen since its a kid approved one (parents know how important that is) and here I am sharing it with all of you.

Hope I can share more recipes. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cup Idli Rava/ Rice Rava

1 Cup thin Poha/ flattened rice

1 Cup Curd/ Yogurt

Salt to taste

Step by step recipe:

1. Take Idli Rava in a mixing bowl.

2. Add poha, curd and salt to it.

3. Mix well and add little water if needed to bring the batter to idli batter consistency.

4. Pour the batter in idli moulds and steam for 20 mins or till done. Serve hot with chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* This idli does not taste like regular idlis and the texture is also different but definitely a good option when we need to make something quickly as it needs no soaking , grinding or fermenting.

* Use thin Poha and not thick Poha to make these idlis. If using thick Poha, soak it for about 30 mins in the curd and then grind to a fine paste before adding to the idli rava.

* Serve with a delicious chutney and I am sure your family will love it like mine does.

* Here is my Tomato chutney recipe. Goes really well with these idlis.

If any doubts, do message me on my Facebook page Healthy cooking with mithaor on my Instagram handle and I would be happy to help. Happy cooking!

Vegetable Chilly

I don’t know about other places but in Kerala, you get something called “Gobi chilly” which is a slight dry variety to Gobi Manchurian. My dad used to get one plate of both to go with fried rice and it was a heaven made combination for a weekend dinner.

Fast forward to restaurants here in Qatar and the Gobi chilly changed to “Paneer chilly” with a paneer loving husband. I used to love the gravy they made with large cubes of onion and capsicum with a humble ketchup based sauce.

After I started trying the sauce at home, I added more veggies to it ( because that’s how I sneak veggies into everything) and hence came “Vegetable Chilly”. Now it’s become the favourite in the family and my 5 year old also loves it.

And it is so easy to make that it gets ready within few minutes. Also it is super filling that I sometimes eat it without any rice.

This time, I used the precut vegetable mix from Emborg called Garden mix which contains Broccoli, orange and red carrots with beans. It added a whole lot of flavors to the curry. Do get it if you can.

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

1 tbsp Oil

5 pods of Garlic, chopped

1 inch Ginger piece, finely chopped

3 Green chillies

1 large Onion, cubed

1/2 a large Capsicum, cubed

5 to 7 Babycorn, cut into small strips

1 Cup mixed vegetables ( I used the Emborg bag of precut carrots, broccoli and beans)

2 tbsp Tomato ketchup

1 tbsp Chilli sauce

1 tsp Pepper powder

Salt to taste

Recipe:

1. Heat oil in a pan and add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for few seconds.

2. Add onions and capsicum. Saute on high flame for a minute.

3. Add all the veggies. Mix well adding salt and pepper powder. Saute on high flame continually.

4. Cover and cook till the veggies get cooked. I keep a little crunch and do not fully cook them. Sprinkle little water if needed while cooking.

5. Now add both ketchup and chilli sauce and mix well. Remove from flame.

Note:

* You could also add paneer if needed.

* Sauces can be added as per your choice. Add red chilli powder too if you prefer it spicy.

* I did not take step by step pictures as I had no intention of posting this on the blog. But had to post due to many recipe requests. Will add the pictures when I make it next time.