Idli , a personal favourite breakfast food that made my Sunday mornings special, as a child. It is something that I prefer even now for our weekend breakfasts, with the full family in attendance. But it also happens to be something that is on a ‘Not to Eat’ list of my daughter, so even though me and hubby would look forward to this breakfast she would always be absent from the breakfast table on these days under some pretense.
Idli’s are made up of a fermented batter of ground rice and Urad dal (Black gram), are a complete balanced food, rich in protein, one of the best breakfast foods. They are usually served with Chutney and Sambar that makes it a wholesome balanced meal, the Sambar is made with lentils that has vegetables added.
This particular recipe was made as an attempt to make my daughter give the idli’s a try. As she never relished the plain steamed version, hence I used some pizza topping ingredients and made this dish and served to my hungry kiddo as her evening snack. She simple loved the taste, and thus this simple recipe was created. It is simple and hence young kids who are interested in cooking can also try this out. The left over Idlis can be best used in this way.
Idlis: 4 number
Olive oil: 1 Tbsp
Red Chilli Flakes: 1 Tsp
Parmesan Cheese: 2 Tbsp(grated)
Salt & Dried Oregano Herb: As seasoning.
Mozzarella Cheese: Optional
Note: Any cooking oil of choice can be used. The cheese used also can be of choice, but using Parmesan was my choice.
- Cut the idlis into small cubes.
- Heat a pan on the gas flame and add the cooking oil to it. Add the idli cubes to the oil and toss till the cubes become crisper.
- Sprinkle the chilli flakes, salt, oregano herb and toss well so that the idli cubes get coated.
- Grate the Parmesan cheese on the idlis and give it final toss. Then switch off the flame of the pan. The yummy idlis are ready to be served with a tangy chilli sauce.
This simple yet nutritious food can be served in many ways. Here I have made my kiddos favourite recipe as the first one on Idlis, many more posts will be posted as my upcoming posts, as and when I make them in my Kitchen. Until then if you find this interesting then do give it a try.
Wishing you all happy and healthy eating days!