Jul 23, 2008

Pudina Idly - Mint Idly

This is my MIL's recipe. She follows all these tricks with idly batter to make my girls eat idllies. Here is the recipe for pudina idly.

  1. Idly batter - 1 cup
  2. Mint Leaves - a hand full - increase or decrease acc to taste (wash it)
  3. Curry leaves - few (wash it)
  4. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  5. Green chillies - 2
  6. Salt - to taste (only to make mint paste)
  7. Sesame oil - 1 tsp
First microwave mint leaves for one to two mts. Also add curry leaves and coriander leaves to it and microwave it for one more minute. Let it cool. Grind it into a fine paste adding salt and green chillies. Just sprinkle water while grinding. This needs to be a thick paste and not like chutney. keep it aside. Take idly moulds, spread a drop of sesame oil in each mould and pour half laddle of idly batter, add 1 tsp (or acc to taste) of mint paste on top of it. Again pour half laddle of idly batter on top of mint paste. Steam cook it for 20 mts. This idly needs no side dish. If you wish try eating this with milagaipodi.


FewMinute Wonders said...


This is the first time I visited your blog.Mint Idli is what I would make the next time I make idli's and will get back to you when I taste it.Something tells me its going to be a big hit.Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Paru ... said...

Vidhya..Mint idli sounds really flavourful..I can almost imagine the taste.I love mint and never thought of using it in the idli batter..Great recipe..Will surely try it out..

(answer to your boiled rice usage for idli--I have used par boiled rice for idli's and they turn out v soft too but it takes a little longer to grind which is why i go with idli rava..I used 1(urad):2(par boiled rice) ratio when i made it..