by Tarla Dalal
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Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.
Barley Idli is a modified version of this traditional snack, which uses a batter of barley, rice and urad dal. Assorted veggies add a splash of colours, flavours and of course more nutrition to this zero-oil snack. Serve the Barley Idlis immediately with Sambhar . To keep the snack totally oil-free, wet the idli moulds with water instead of greasing with oil.
- Wash and soak the parboiled rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl in enough water for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
- Wash and soak the barley separately in a bowl in enough water for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
- Combine the parboiled rice, urad dal, fenugreek seeds and and barley in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. 1½ cups of water.
- Transfer the paste into a deep bowl, add the salt and mix well.
- Cover it with a lid and keep the batter aside to ferment for 4 hours.
- After fermentation, mix the batter well once again.
- Wet the idli moulds with a little water and pour spoonfuls of the batter into each of the idli moulds.
- Sprinkle a few mixed vegetables over each idli.
- Steam in an idli steamer for 12 minutes or till they are cooked.
- Repeat steps 7 to 9 to make more idlis.
- Serve immediately with sambhar.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
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