Vermicelli Nut Idli
by Tarla Dalal
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Vermicelli nut idli is the perfect choice for those days when you feel like having idli, but have no batter, or when you wish to have a slightly spicy idli. Made of vermicelli and semolina, tempered graciously with broken cashews, this can be had as a starter or as a full meal.
- Heat 1½ tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the semolina and roast on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till the semolina is light pink in colour, while stirring continuously.
- Remove from the flame and keep aside in a deep bowl.
- Heat the remaining 1½ tbsp of oil in the same pan, add the vermicelli and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Remove from the flame and add it to the semolina , also add the curds, salt and 1½ cups of water and mix well. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
- To prepare the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the cashewnuts, urad dal, mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the tempering to the batter and mix well.
- Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and mix gently.
- Pour a little batter into each of the greased idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
- Cool slightly and demould.
- Repeat steps 8 and 9 to make 1 more batch.
- Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.
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