The idea of idli cone is the result of enticing my 3 year old to the breakfast table with something new and colorful. It was a huge success as he seemed to enjoy it craving for more. Procure a few aluminium cones from market to prepare cone shaped idlis. In case such cones are not available, simple idly stand will do.
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
2 cups Idli rice
1 cup Urad dal
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
2 tsp Salt
Oil for greasing the cones
Water as required
1/2 Carrot (grated)
Coriander leaves (chopped)
Cones made of aluminium sheet / Idly stand
Wash urad dal thoroughly and soak with fenugreek seeds for overnight. Water quantity should be enough /double as dal will soak up water. Wash rice thoroughly till you get clear water. Soak rice separately overnight to ensure the grains are soft.
Next day drain out the excess water from the dal before grinding. Keep the drained water aside for later use. Grind dal very fine or till the mixture is frothy. If the batter is too tight add little amount of drained water at a time while grinding. Shift the batter in a large vessel. Combine both ingredients together . Keep this batter covered for 6 hours and place the vessel in warm place. You will see the quantity of batter has doubled. Add salt to it now. Mix well.
Grease the cones from inside or the idly stand. Pour 2 cups of water in pressure cooker and heat it and place the separator. Pour batter in the cones, garnish with grated carrot and coriander leaves. Adjust the filled up cones in broad based glass tumbler and place it inside the cooker. Remove the weight from the cooker. And steam for 8-10 minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes before removing the lid. Take out the cone shaped idlis and serve them with your favorite chutney.
Sending this cone shaped idli to 'ONLY' Low Oil/ Low Calorie event guest hosted by Priya, started by Pari