Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cucumber - Sweet Idlies....

Cucumber or Southe kai  sweet idlies are tasty and healthy food and can have them for break fast or as evening snack. It is easy to prepare and any age group people can have this idlies.
Things Needed : 
Cucumber : 2 to 3 . (Medium size ).
Raw Rice : 2 cups.
Coconut : 1/2 cup.
Jaggery : 1/2 cup.
Salt : a pinch.
Water : Required.
Ghee : 1 Table spoon 
Method : Wash and soak raw rice ( dosa rice) for 2 hours. . Grate fresh coconut and cucumber and keep it aside.  Grind soaked rice with   fresh coconut and little water like rava consistency and add jagary to it . Remove from the jar . Add salt  and grated cucumber and mix it nicely. 
Now apply ghee to idli plates and keep it ready . Put a spoon ful of the dough on the idlli plates keep it in the pressure cooker or idly cooker and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.  Sweet cucumber idlies are ready to serve. Serve with ghee on the top.
Note : Adding coconut will help the idly to be soft and it gives a nice aroma too. Can add cardamom to the dough.  Do not grind rice till paste. Can use rava ( samolina ,medium size rava) instead of rice. Roast rava and then add it to the ground mixture and prepare idlies.
Serves : 4 to 5.   

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