Tomato Idli with Ghee

Ingredient :

  • Udad dal -1/2 cup
  • Idli Rawa – 1 cup
  • Salt – According to taste
  • Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Green chilli -1
  • Cumin seed – 1 tea spoon
  • Onion -1
  • Ginger -1/2 inch
  • Salt and pepper (according to taste)
  • Garlic clove- 4
  • Star anise powder- small pinch
  • Clove -1
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon


Idli Batter:

  • Wash and soak udad dal for 4 hours.
  • Rinse and grind it make a fine batter.(add water if required)
  • Add idli rawa and mix it. If the batter is too thick add little water and make a idli batter consistency.
  • Ferment it over night.
  • Now add salt and sugar mix well.

Tomato Masala:

  • In a deep kadai medium heat add oil, then add garlic clove, ginger, cumin seed sauté it for 2 minutes.
  • Now add chopped onion, clove, star anise powder and tomato. Let it cook for 5 min. When you smell the nice aroma turn on the heat(approx. 5 min). Add salt and pepper.
  • Let it cool. Grind it make a fine paste.

Tomato idli preparation:

  • In a deep bowl add idli batter , tomato masala mixture and mix well.
  • Pour these mixture in to idli mould steam it for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Serve hot with ghee and chutney.

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