Halwai August 13, 2022

Ingredients:

• idli batter 4 to 5 cups
• small Prawns (shrimps) – 1 cup, cleaned
• Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, chopped
• Onion – 1/5 cup, minced
• Ginger & Garlic paste – 1 tsp
• chili powder – 1 tsp
• Turmeric powder – 1/5 tsp
• coriander powder – 1 tsp
• cumin powder -1/5 tsp
• Tomato – 1/5 cup, chopped
• oil – 2 tbsp
• salt to taste

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan; Fry onion till golden brown.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste, fry till fragrant.
  3. Add all the powders, tomato.
  4. Fry till tomatoes are pulpy.
  5. Add prawns and salt.
  6. Cover and simmer on low flame till prawns are cooked and the filling is thick.
  7. Add coriander leaves and remove from fire.
  8. Grease idly trays and half fill with batter.
  9. Place some filling on each cup and fill with batter again.
  10. Steam for fifteen minutes.
  11. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
  12. Makes: 16 Idlies
  13. Variation:
  14. Substitute cooked minced meat (kheema) for prawns in the above recipe.