Saturday, March 12, 2011

CSN Promo and Instant Poha Idli with Flax Meal & Methi Leaves

I am sure that many of us in this virtual world of blogging have come across the name CSN Stores many a time.This online shopping stores has made shopping a jiffy for most of the shoppers who prefer to shop at the comfort of their home.They have a wide variety of products to offer for any age group from a diaper to a draper or a  laptop messenger bag to  travel bags.They are affiliated with hundreds of online stores which accomodate the customers with easy shopping and quick delivery of products.

Next time you plan to shop around try to check out the online CSN Stores,I can vouch that you won't be dissapointed.

Ok, now lets get to the recipe of the day.Yes, you read it right in the title---the main superstar ingredient of this idli is Poha/Atukulu/Flattened Rice.Instead of making only Poha Upma or Lemony Poha or Poha Pulihora you can try this Poha Idli for variation.Let us see what are the ingredients required for this delicious idli and how it is made--------------


Main Ingredients :
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Thick Poha........................4cups
Sooji Coarse.....................1cup
Kasoori Methi...................1/4cup
Flax Meal..........................1/3cup
Yogurt...............................3cups(thick,beaten)
Carrot...............................1med(grated)
Ajwain/Vamu....................1/2tsp
Turmeric............................pinch
Asafoetida/Hing.................pinch
Ginger..............................1inch(grated)
Green Chilly.....................2(finely chopped)
Salt...................................to taste
Baking Soda...................1tsp
Water..............................a little as needed
Oil..................................little to coat the idli plates

Preparation :
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Take the poha and wash it thoroughly under cold water so that there is no dirt or sand in it.Now squeeze the excess water from poha and place the cleaned poha in a container.Add the sooji/upma ravva to it.Later add the flax meal and kasoori methi/dry methi to the poha.Now add ajwain,grated ginger,chopped chilly,grated carrot and asafoetida to the poha.


Now mix all the ingredients in the container with your hand and slowly add the thick,beaten yogurt(to which salt and turmeric are added) to the poha mix and incorporate the ingredients into a batter.Keep it in mind that you already cleaned the poha with water,so it does have moisture in it even though you squeezed out most of it.Make sure the batter is nice and thick and not runny.If it is too thick you may add few drops of water at a time and make sure the batter is in the thick side but a little loose.


Let the batter rest for 10 minutes and meantime you prepare the idli plates by applying oil to them.Place a pot or dish with water on the stove and let the water get to a boil,make sure to cover it.Now add the baking soda to the batter and mix it thoroughly and spoon the batter into the idli moulds/plates and place the idli stand in the boiling pot of water and cover it and let cook for 15 minutes.


After 15 minutes switch off the stove and let the steam cool down and remove the idli's and serve them with your favorite chutney or spice powder or sambar.


Delicious Poha-Flaxmeal-Methi Leaves Idli's are ready to be served.

Note :
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1) This is the first time I made these idli's and we definitely loved them.A new way to enjoy poha.

2) Make sure you don't add too much liquid to the poha.Make sure the batter does not sit for more than 10 minutes.If the batter is soaked for long it becomes very soggy

12 comments:

  1. Idlis look really soft, again healthy combination!

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  2. healthy delicious combination idly looks yummy

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  3. Wow Kiran, after a long time. Love the idli recipe dear :)

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  4. looks healthy and delicious dear...
    Thx. for sharing :)

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  5. Thank you friends for your nice words.

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  6. WOW yummy idli recipe dear....

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  7. Wat a healthy idlies, looks simply awesome..Glad to see u back after a long..

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  8. soooper presentation Kiran..sounds delicious n healthy..
    Tasty appetite

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  9. we have been adding Flax seeds to idlis and dosas these days....instant version sounds good and perfect for a quick breakky!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  10. Idli looks very nice Kiran. Healthy too

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