August 20, 2011

Vermicelli Idly's

My SIL always makes vermicelli idlys and I always wanted to try them. Since it was dinner we thought something light should do and after using lots of tricks we had vermicelli idlys with MTR lemon pickle.
Vermicelli - 2 cups
Beaten Curd - 1 cup
Green Chilies/ Red Chilies - 2
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Gram Dal - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once they splutter; add gram dal, chilies and vermicelli(if unroasted) and roast till golden. You can add any vegetables like carrots,peas, onions or ginger, cashew etc to enhance the taste.
Add beaten curd, salt and mix well. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes. This batter will be slightly thicker.
Grease idly moulds and pour the batter. Steam cook for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot with chutneys.
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Bon Appetit!!