Yesterday marked 69 years of Independent India and the nation was filled with celebrations and revived sense of patriotism. It’s one of those days where tri-colored food is a hit among the people and I felt like making my contribution on this important day. Here is my simple “Tri-colored Idli” dish.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Ingredients: 500g Idli batter ½ cup Tomato Chutney ½ cup Coriander Chutney Salt (to Taste)
For Tomato Chutney
- In a dry pan, roast the tomato until charred (3 to 4 minutes), peel it and keep it aside. In a blender, mix together, the peeled tomato, garlic (2 petals), lemon juice (1 tablespoon) and salt to form a red color paste.
For Coriander Chutney
- In a blender, add in fresh coriander, garlic (2-3 petals), lemon juice and salt to form a green color paste.
- Divide Idli batter in two bowls. For saffron color, add tomato chutney in the batter with little red chilli powder. For green colour, add coriander chutney in the idli batter.
- Pour the mixture in a Idli maker and wait for it to steam for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove them and your colorful idlis are ready to be served!