These Idlis are so cute and soft,my kids just love them.These Idlis are prepared with the same batter which i use to make Dosas or normal Idlis at my Home.Just by using this Idli Tray with small slots makes the difference in the looks and kids will love them.These Idlis can be served with Sambhar and is easy to eat so called as Sambhar Idlis.
For the batter
Urad Dal/Split black gram/Minappapu – 1 cup
Rice ( I used normal raw rice) – 3 cups
Cooked rice – 2 tbsps
Baking soda – 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Wash and soak the dal and rice together for atleast 6 hours.
Now drain off the water and wash again,add the cooked rice and little water ,then grind to a smooth paste as for how we do for dosa batter.
Remove into a airtight container and keep for fermentation over night.
The next day, mix the batter well and take the required batter into a bowl and add few spoons of water,a pinch of soda and salt and combine well.
Grease the Idli Tray as this one and pour the batter with a small spoon/tea spoon.
Place this in the Idli Cooker.I placed this in the steamer basket in the rice cooker and placed the lid and placed the cooker vessel on stove top.But doing this way only 1 tray at a time is done.I did this way to avoid the steam to get around the idlis and which makes them wet somtimes.
As the Idlis are small they just cook in 5-7 mins.Check for doneness with your finger,if you touch and nothing sticks to it,it is done.Take care while opening the lid as there is hot steam inside.
Remove when done and cool for 2 mins and remove each idli with a tsp.
Serve them with your fav Chutney or Sambhar.See Recipes For Chutneys or Sambhars in the Categories Filed in my blog.
Baby Idlis Served with Sambhar.
Enjoy This dish as breakfast or Lunch or Brunch or Dinner….Any time This becomes a meal when served with vegetable sambhar/sambar or Pappu charu..An energy boosting dish..Enjoy.