23 Jan 2011

Mint Ginger Idlis with Green Mango Chutney

        Just as exotic as the name is, these green idlis tastes wonderful.... and the unusual combination is like a punch ...:) Really refreshing..


Idli batter: 4 cups.
Fresh mint leaves: 1 small bunch.
Ginger: 1 inch piece.
Curry leaves: 4 sprigs.
Green chillies: 2-3.
Soda bicarbonate: 1/4 tsp.
Salt: to taste.


1.Remove the mint and curry leaves from their stalks and wash along with the ginger and green chillies.
2.Grind to a smooth paste.
3.Mix with the idli batter along with soda bicarb and salt.
4. If the batter is too thin, add 1-2 tbsp of fine rava and soak for 15 mins.
5. Pour on idli plates and steam for 10-12 mins.


Go here for Idli Batter recipe and Malligai Poo Idlis recipe.


Green Mango Chutney:

Green mango [large, chop to pieces along with the skin]: 1
Grated coconut: 3 tbsp.
Green chillies: 3.
Fresh ginger [grated]: 1/2 inch piece.
Urad dhal:1 tbsp.
Salt: to taste.


To temper:
Mustard seeds: 1/2tsp.
Black sesame seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Asafoetida powder: 1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves: 1 sprig.
Gingelly oil: 2 tsp.

1.In a tsp of oil gently roast urad dhal for 2 minutes. Add the mango pieces, coconut, grated ginger and green chillies and roast for 5-6 mins on medium flame.
2.Cool and grind to a smooth paste.
3.Splutter the mustard seeds, black sesame seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida powder .
4.Add to the chutney. Add salt and mix well.


Serve along with the mint ginger idlis.....

Note: The mango should be sour for the flavour to come through. I prefer to use the mango with the skin but U can peel the skin if u want. The contrast of taste between the ginger and sour raw mango is fantastic and hey!!!!! If U don't believe me.....try it, please....

Food Palette Series : Rainbow Colours" by Akheela, "Serve it: Steamed" by Krithi and Denny , "Life is Green" by Shilpa .




Entry for the event " Twist The Traditional-Idli" by Satya.

My blogging buddies in this marathon: Priya Suresh , SrivalliPriya VaasuAyeeshaSoumyaUshaGayathriVeenaPJJayAzeema , Monika ,



Enjoy....

Scribbled by Reva

33 comments:

G said...

That must have been a really tasty combination of mint and ginger..

G
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Omg, ginger idli and mango chutney,am inviting myself to ur place Reva...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Giner idli...that sounds new and interesting to me, sure tempting too

Jaisy James said...

nice combo looks delicious

Prathima Rao/ Prats Corner said...

Thats a tongue tickling combo!!! Really exotic..:)

மனோ சாமிநாதன் said...

Ginger idli looks awesome and delicious Reva!

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

nice combo.

S.Menaga said...

different combo..looks inviting!!

Saras said...

I can smell Mint & Ginger Flavour with yummy tangy chutney.... Lovely combination !!!

Torviewtoronto said...

mint and mango that gives a lovely flavour looks delicious

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow..lovely breakfast for me :)

savitha ramesh said...

tangy chutney and lovely idlies....

Srivalli said...

wow that's some twist to the idli!..looks great

aipi said...

Perfect n spongy idlies but am in love with your chutney..sounds sooooo good!!

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Usha said...

Ginger idles look fluffy and soft...nice combo

Rachu said...

Wonderful combination and innovation..
Looks amazing

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Soumya said...

Hi dear,ur yummy and comforting idlies with tangy mango chutney is making me hungry...looks sooo delicious and perfect

Quay Po Cooks said...

Mint and ginger is the best combination. They give such a pleasant flavor and leave a nice taste in the palette. These look awesome!

Pushpa said...

Flavorful and healthy idlis.

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds innovative and healthy dear...
thx. for sharing :)

Shanthi said...

Sounds interesting and unique
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Ms.Chitchat said...

Enjoyed browsing through ur space and loved all ur innovative recipes. Glad to follow u :):)

Satya said...

Thank you reva, for sending these wonderful idlis to me..

Kurinji said...

wow nice combo n so inviting...

M D said...

Yumm and tempting! Looking great!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a wonderful blog you have !! Love the food photography. And you beetroot oats burger sounds too good. and your mango chutney is drool worthy...
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Chitra said...

Totally new idea for me. Thank you for this recipe.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
You have a nice one too.
I am following your blog. :-)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love mint in any form..
Your idlies are so colorful and makes me drool... Great combo...

Swathi said...

ginger mint idly looks delicious.

Now Serving said...

This is too funny! I had the same event in mind when I came up with my spinach Idlis - Also coincided with Indian Republic Day - good looks Idlis :))

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Ginger Idly !!??? Room pottu yosipeengaalo :) Anyway Nice and new try !! Keep Posting !!!

Suchi said...

lovely dish with vibrant colors- awesome pics as usual!

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking this delicious looking combination wonderfully done

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