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 Different uses of Idli Batter

  Last Updated : Jul 13,2018






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Different uses of Idli Batter

We show you how to use idli batter to make innovative new dishes. If you have leftover idli batter and don’t want another round of idlis, surprise your family with a cake or even waffles. They will be pleasantly surprised at the results of your experimentation. Readymade idli batter is also available in the market if you don’t want to take the trouble of making it at home.

An innovative way to use the batter is in Quick Carrot Dhokla. Readymade idli batter, with a little alterations, acts as a neat quick-fix for dhoklas! With some carrots mixed into it, it gets a little colourful too. Served with green chutney, you get a nice contrast as well! All of this makes the Quick Carrot Dhokla quite attractive to moms and kids as a tiffin treat.

Mixed Vegetable Handvo is a delicious snack made with readymade idli batter reinforced with loads of tasty, juicy, crunchy veggies! A tempering of mustard and sesame seeds adds to the flavour and aroma of this tasty treat. We have cooked the handvo in a tava and cut it into handy-sized pieces for easy serving.



Different Uses Of Idli Batter

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 by Tarla Dalal
This quick snack gets full marks in all aspects – taste, health, and satisfaction for moms and kids! Made easily with readymade idli batter, chopped spinach and grated veggies, the Quick Vegetable Appe is not only nutritious but also yummy and handy for kids to hold, dunk and gobble up. No fuss, no mess, it is perfect to be packed as a mid-day snack along with tomato ketchup, or a homemade accompaniment like chutney or sambhar.
A totally off-beat use for idli batter! The Mini Pesto Idlis are made by combining idli batter with the famous Italian pesto sauce, made of basil, garlic and walnuts. The pesto sauce gives the mini idlis a nutty and herby taste, which we have perked up further with a dash of chilli flakes. This unique and super-tasty snack is served with a lusciously creamy dip made of olives, cream and cheeses. The olives add a zesty dimension to an otherwise creamy dip. You can prepare the dip and refrigerate it before, but serve the Mini Pesto Idlis with Olive Cream Cheese Dip immediately after you steam the idlis. You can try other variations also like Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce , Moong Dal and Spinach Idli , Oats Rava Idli , Idli Curry , Nutritious Vegetable Idli , Idli Chilli and Stuffed Potato Idli .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Sushi, but it is not easy to make. Sometimes we don’t have the time, sometimes we don’t get the ingredients, and sometimes we are afraid of whether we can handle the sticky rice properly. Well, this Dhokla Sushi with Carrots is an opportunity for everybody to make and enjoy a homemade sushi-like snack anytime they want! It is a fusion of Indian and Japanese cuisine, in which a dhokla made with idli batter forms the base of the sushi. The sheet is lined with black sesame seeds and coconut on one side, and layered with carrot strips, cheese and koro sambhar powder on the inner side, before rolling and cutting it up like sushi. Koro sambhar, a Gujarati spice powder gives the Dhokla Sushi with Carrots a really tongue-tickling flavour, while the contrasting colours of white and orange make the dish a delight to behold. Serve the sushi with Wasabi Mayo Sauce to experience a blast of spice! When you have more time, try pucca sushi recipes like the Cucumber Sushi and Avocado and Cream Cheese Sushi as well as other Oriental delicacies like the Steamed Wontons .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time! You can also surprise your guests with this innovative snack. We use a base of idli batter cooked in a dhokla thali for the sushi. This base is then lined with black sesame seeds and coconut on one side, and a cheesy, spicy garlic chutney on the other. Crunchy capsicum strips are placed on the idli base before rolling and cutting it up like a sushi! Serve the Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers with the wasabi mayo mix to complete the awesome experience. When you have more time, try pucca sushi recipes like the Cucumber Sushi and Avocado and Cream Cheese Sushi as well as other Oriental delicacies like the Steamed Wontons .
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 by Tarla Dalal
This peppy cocktail snack features cashew-studded idlis coated with spicy milagai podi. Adding spiced cashews to the idli batter gives the idlis a nice peppy crunch, while tossing it with milagai podi raises the spice quotient. Milagai Podi is a South Indian spice powder made of red chillies, which is so fiery that it is often called ‘gun powder’! It is considered a classic accompaniment for idlis. It is a good idea to make the idlis in a handy mini size, so that it will easy to pop one into your mouth! Mini Cashew Idlis in Milagai Podi is good to have as an evening tea-time snack too. If you are serving to kids, make just the cashew-studded idlis, without tossing it in the spice powder.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Readymade idli batter, with a little alterations, acts as a neat quick-fix for dhoklas! With some carrots mixed into it, it gets a little colourful too. Served with green chutney, you get a nice contrast as well! All of this makes the Quick Carrot Dhokla quite attractive to moms and kids as a tiffin treat. It stays fresh and soft in the dabba for at least 5 hours, and all kids are sure to enjoy it. Also pack some Chatpata Pomegranate ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
Mixed Vegetable Handvo is a delicious snack made with readymade idli batter reinforced with loads of tasty, juicy, crunchy veggies! A tempering of mustard and sesame seeds adds to the flavour and aroma of this tasty treat. We have cooked the handvo in a tava and cut it into handy-sized pieces for easy serving. This yummy snack is neither too complex nor does it require deep-frying, yet it is irresistibly tasty and sure to be loved by all! It is easy to make, and can be made without any advance planning as it requires no soaking or fermentation. Serve it with green chutney for a satiating tea-time snack! You can also add more fun to your tea-time with other non-fried snacks like Batata Vada and Patra .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Idli batter along with a selection of veggies and an aromatic tempering transforms into a delectable snack for any time of the day and any occasion. While it is easy to make, the Vegetable Rice Cake can also be made a bit more exciting by adding other colourful veggies like corn or green peas and cutting into exciting shapes. Let your imagination run wild!
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 by Tarla Dalal
A simple topping of cheese and green chillies transforms uttapa into an exotic treat. Since salt is there in the batter, we have not added any salt to the topping. If the batter you buy has less salt, add the required amount to the batter itself. Prepare the uttapa in a mini format to give it an exciting, snacky appearance. While you could serve these Mini Cheese Uttapa with chutney and sambhar; you could also give it a contemporary touch by serving with tomato sauce or Tomato Salsa !
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 by Tarla Dalal
What a yummy breakfast this is! a variant of the traditional handva, this savoury cake uses idli batter to reduce the preparation time. Cooking it using the microwave shrinks the cooking time further, in all making this a super-quick delicacy.
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Different uses of Idli Batter
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 on 17 Jun 17 11:23 AM


My husband is very fond of eating south Indian & gujarati dishes.We usual make idli, dokhla at home. But after going through this article & recipes now we can make Handva,Vegetable rice cake, Mini Cashew Idlis in Milagai Podi, which every one liked at home. Thanks Tarla Mam.