Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Masala Cocktail Idlis | Milagai Podi Idlis

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I have recently posted colorful cocktail idlis matching the colors of Indian flag for Independence day.I generally make plain button idlis for sambar and when I make colorful button idlis I usually turn them to masala cocktail idlis which are nothing but spiced up milagai podi idlis.I usually prefer button idlis(plain or colored ones) for this,but if you do not have a button idly stand you can make with regular idlis(cut into pieces).
This dish works as an entree' or for an evening snack.You can present them beautifully by pricking them with tooth picks which definitely stands out in any party and would be a hit especially with the kids. If the idlis are prepared earlier spicing them up would not even take five mins and it tastes delicious too.The spice levels can be adjusted according to your wish.Also have a look at my Masala Idli fries which are done in a similar way but slightly modified.
Cocktail Masala Idlis | Milagai Podi Idlis Recipe:
(Serves 2-3)

Ingredients:
30-32 plain Button Idlis/colorful Cocktail Idlis or 4 Big Idlis
3-4 tbsp Milagai Podi /Idli Podi
a sprig of Curry leaves
1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Sesame oil or Ghee
Method:
  • Idlis should be cooled completely or use left over idlis.If you are using whole idlis,cut them into 8-9 even sized cubes.
  • In a kadai heat oil/ghee and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Add urad dal,curry leaves and fry until the urad dal turns slightly brown.
  • Add Milagai podi and a fat pinch of salt(remember even milagai podi and idlis have salt) and mix well.
  • Immediately add button idlis/cut idli pieces and mix well until the milagai podi mixture coats the idlis nicely and it becomes dry.Saute for 1-2 mins.
Serve them as they are or prick them using tooth picks and serve as an appetizer.
Notes:
  1. I recommend to use cocktail(button) idlis instead of cut whole idlis for this recipe.Cool the idlis before you prepare this.
  2. Adjust the Milagai podi according to your required spice level.If you want it more spicy add a slit green/red chili in the tempering.
  3. Sesame oil or ghee adds a nice flavor,you can even use regular oil.
  4. You can add a pinch of asafoetida in the tempering.
  5. For a vegan version use oil instead of ghee.



34 comments:

Sudha Sabarish said...

Even i too make this idli.I usually prefer this type instead normal idli's.Just tempting.

Nandita Pai Shirali said...

They look soo cute and yum :) Would love to try this !

srividhya Ravikumar said...

yum..yum...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Recently I prepare these mini idlies for my daughter's b'day..yummy and tasty idlies u got there dear:)

Saraswathy Balakrishnan
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Priti S said...

Looks so spicy n tempting ....I wish I can have it and liked your nail art ;)

APARNARAJESHKUMAR said...

just tempting :)

Rashida shaikh said...

It's so tempting...

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so colorful and tempting

DivyaGCP said...

Tempting and delicious mini idlis. Love the clicks..

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jeyashrisuresh said...

We make the similar procedure for idli upma. This one is totally tempting

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so tempting,lovely clicks and props

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious and tempting idly and lover your nail art...Pretty Post:)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Definitely a crowd pleaser...looks amazing

sowmya's creative saga said...

Good one..sounds yumm

Nisha said...

Beautiful clicks and nice starter idea

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow...this looks so delicious, pass me the bowl...tempting. Nice clicks too :)

Nandita SS said...

ohhh wow!! These look very tempting. Your clicks are making me hungry :)

Ez Cookbook said...

picture perfect and lovely cute idlies... really tempting...

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SARADA DEVI GARRE said...

Lovely idea. Tasty and mouth watering recipe

Priya said...

Omg, you are killing me with your irresistible masala cocktail idlis,droollingggg..

Ramya said...

That looks soo spicy and yumm..Loved the last click!

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

loved your last picture! Nail art is good too. I make this for my son's lunch box with less chutney pudi :)

divya said...

Wow...looks superb and mouthwatering...looks absolutely delicious.

Vani said...

Loved that first pic, P! Though all are fab too. And check out madam's nails - ooh la la! :)

Veena Theagarajan said...

lovely clicks as it is I cannot resist podi idli and due the oil content I am holding off having it.. Now with this beautiful clicks I cannot resist.. going to give in
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Madhavi said...

Awesome.. :)

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Sravs said...

Wonderful clicks and yummy Masala idlis loved them!!!!

dassana said...

these are my fav idlis. the pics are good and i am feeling hungry seeing them.

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Fantastic & cute looking idlis, great starter option.


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Nagashree said...

Beautiful pictures, nice serving idea.

Prathima Rao said...

Tempting idlis!!! Dont mind making idlis just to relish cocktail idlis rather than using leftovers!!!
Prathima Rao
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Nupur said...

Ohh the cutest Idlis I have seen.. Different names and spices, making usual Idlis better ;)

Supriya said...

wow! great clicks and very tempting...Thanks for sharing.
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