It sits perfectly into my cooker and makes 15 mini idlis at a time! i love it! the small idlis are so cute to look at!
I sometimes make idlis in the no-grind method (using urad flour & idli rava) but when time permits I go for the usual method of Soaking 1 cup urad Daal in water for a minimum of 5-6 hrs. Grinding it to a paste. Adding 1 1/2 cup Idli Rava and leaving it overnight to ferment. making Idlis after that is of course a snap! Grease the mould, ladle batter and set it in the pressure cooker without the weight and let Hawkins do the job for you in about 8-9 mins!
I served these mini idlis with coconut chutney
1/2 packet of frozen shredded coconut
3-4 sprigs of cilantro
2-3 green chillies (+/- to taste)
1 inch piece of Ginger
Salt to taste
1 tsp. Cumin seeds
Grind together using little water. (I made this a bit thick so that it would be easier and *less messy* to carry in the lunch box, but you can add more water and change the consistency)
You can also add a 'Tadka' to it , heat 1 tbsp oil, add mustard seeds, when the pop, add a good dash of asafetida, add a few curry leaves and 1 red chilly broken in half.
Another variation to the taste of the chutney is adding a bit of chana daalA (not the one we use in daily cooking in the tempering! the other one, used in chiwda, the one that can be eaten as it is.. whaddya call it??!!!)
That's it guys.. hope to see u all soon ...!!! Pin It