Mini iddli /coin iddli/14 iddlis….and many more names to this interesting dish.The size of the iddli will be the size
of a coin, and there are special iddli plates for steaming them.
Kid’s favourite dish,and a restaurant style dish.In the restaurants its called ’14 iddlis’ as only 14 mini iddlis are added
to the dish.
These little iddlis are sunk in sambhar and have to be eaten with a spoon only.Can be served with a little chutney.
Some make the same with only ‘iddli podi and ghee.
The sambhar for this dish are mostly preferred with onions and no vegetables .This is a good dish for breakfast or
dinner.Good for lunch boxes too.
Now to the recipe…
For the iddli
2 cups of iddli batter IDDLIS (SOUTH INDIAN FOOD)-link to iddli batter
Steam for few minutes .This cooks faster than the normal iddli steaming time.
Add 14 iddlis in each serving bowl ,pour hot sambhar to the brim and serve with chutney (chutney is optional)
For the sambhar
a handful of red onions chopped or whole/1 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tomatoes chopped
1 green chilli
1/2-1 tsp chilli powder
1.5 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cummin seed powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1 cup tuvar dal /moong dal/masoor dal washed
salt to taste
1-2 tsp ghee
1 tsp jaggery powder
1-2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 dry chillies
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Heat oil in a pressure pan,add the curry leaves and asafoetida first and the rest of the ingredients listed for tempering.
Next add onions and sauce till it turns pink.
Add tomatoes and the spices with salt and sauce for 2 minutes .
Add washed dhal and stir for 2-3 minutes.
Add 1-2 cups water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
Allow the steam to release, and mash the mixture with a hand blender or spoon.
Add water is required with jaggery and allow 1 boil.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Pour over steamed iddlis and add ghee on the top.
The sambhar I have posted today is without tamarind.If you like add a little tamarind extract with the dhal.
For few more sambhar varieties 4 TYPES OF SAMBHAR-click on this.
For sambhar powder SAMBHAR POWDER -(if you are adding sambhar powder add 2 tbsp, and omit spices I have
given in today’s recipe