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Monday, September 27, 2010

Cone Shaped Idlis (Steamed Rice Cakes)



                                                                                  
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


Ingredients:
2 cups Idli rice
1 cup Urad dal
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
2 tsp Salt
Oil for greasing the cones
Water as required
For garnishing
1/2 Carrot (grated)
Coriander leaves (chopped)
Required:
Pressure cooker
Cones made of aluminium sheet / Idly stand


Method
Soaking:
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.


Grinding:
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.


Steaming:
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     
                                                                                                                         

53 comments:

  1. so cute looking cone idli, yum yum, those who dont like also they ll have this one....lovely pics deepa...

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  2. These cone shaped idlis look so cute. Yum!!! Great pics too.

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  3. Interesting n fun shaped idlis..kids will love it..very innovative indeed!

    US Masala

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  4. @Sush: yeah the shape will attract even adults :-)

    @Rachana: Thanks buddy

    @Aparna: thanks for liking this...

    @Vrinda: my son is behind this creative idli :-)

    @Aipi: It was fun to try making idli in cone shape.

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  5. Hi Deepa..hru doing? Thanks for your continuous visit to my blog. Really appreciated! :D

    Gosh, U know what...I never made idlis and dosa in my life! I usually have them at restaurants only. Never tried of making at home coz my hubby don't like 'em at all. Hehe..

    First time seeing a cone shaped idli ya! Very creative! I'll never forget this forever! :D

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  6. Looks cute and innovative . good idea

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  7. @Love: I love visiting ur page dear. thanks for appreciating these cones

    @Shanthi: good to hear that u like the idea

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  8. These are beautiful and innovative !!

    Best Regards
    Sulagna
    http://e-senseofspicenfragrance-sulagna.blogspot.com/

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  9. Very innovative idea to attract kids. Looks so good !!

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  10. I thought these were lollies with pineapple bits before I read the title:)
    very creative n beautiful idea indeed!

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  11. This is something new to me but the rice cakes look very pretty!

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  12. Idli cone looks beautiful and delicious. You are creative Deepa.

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  13. Cone shaped idlis look so cute..very creative idea dear

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  14. Looks beautiful and healthy, great idea Deepa..

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  15. Wow so cute and beautiful looking idlies..

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  16. very innovative deepa ...cone idli looks so colorful n beautiful ..yummy ..gr8 idea

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  17. Very attractive and cute idlies . I think this is the most beautiful idly I have ever seen in my life:) No wonder kids rush for the idly, if you can make a breakfast like this:) Is aluminum cones available in stores? Pls let me know dear...

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  18. Really cute looking idlis, Deepa..even my 3 years old sons like idlis

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  19. my god..this is very very attractive..want to have some cones rt now...superb dish out dear....

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  20. Very innovative and wonderful recipe. Cone shaped idli ta darun lagchhe dekhte ekebare softy ice-cream er moton. Khub sundor baniyechho r sheirokom sundor presentation.
    Pujo te Perth e thakbo shunechhi ekhane ek jaigai pujo hoy. Tomar ki plan?

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  21. looking so cute and delicious love to it if i get just now
    hi Deepa do not hear from u for long time

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  22. Cute looking idli!! very creative & wonderful idea deepa

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  23. Nigella seeds are not very common in our cooking. and WOW! that sure is a great way to 'entice' kids as you rightly put it!

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  24. cute idlis....surely kids will like it!

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  25. hi there...thanks for dropping by my blog.
    The idli idea is stupendous...great thinking :)

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  26. awwww sooo cute..i really want to grab them right awaya..i guess not only kids but even elders wud luv to eat this creative little idlies..yummy..very innovative ..luved it..
    btw ..yes ! just went thru ur besan ladoos recipe dear u were right..it is almost the same..but luved ur clicks and the roasting part..ur's look little more darker..will surely next time roast some more to get tht fabulous colour.

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  27. soooooo cute!! lovely idlis. kids would definitely love it

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  28. Very innovative idea to attract kids. Looks so good !!

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  29. wow...so cute Idlis...I don't mind having these for my b'fast..pics looks superb !

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  30. Beauiful and attractive idlies. Good creativity.
    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  31. Thank you friends for your sweet and encouraging comments...

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  32. Simply amazing !!!! Love the wonderful idea. Great creation n awesome execution !!!

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  33. Sooo innovative!!!! I would definitely give it a try.

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  34. That's awesome...I used to add veggies in idli to make it colorful and more appealing for my daughter when she was small..But I liked this cone idea better :-)

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  35. Hey I love this idea,its very innovative,sure kids gonna love this!

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  36. Hi, u got a sunshine award http://traditional-indian-cooking.blogspot.com/p/awards.html

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  37. Wow. What unique idlis! Love their shape and looks nice.

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  38. Lovely Deepa, so innovative, the idlis look so beautiful. Sorry dear I am not able to blog hop that frequently because of my net problem, kindly bear with me.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  39. cute little idlis...luv these..

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  40. such a unique and cute take on plain old idlis! looks so tempting.

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  41. hey...gr8 idea...once heard that'Necessity is the mother of invention'..nw xperienced it...nic way to entertain ur kid on the dining table..i'm sure they wud luv it..

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  42. This is one of the greatest ideas on this recipe! I love it!

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  43. Luv this Idli cones.Such a delightful treat n yummy!

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