Friday, March 18, 2011

Masala Idly

Happy Holi to all my blogger friends!!
Potato is everyone's favorite at my home. Yesterday, I thought I would make Masala Dosa for dinner, but when went into the kitchen, slight change in the menu..he he...I made 'Masala Idly' - potato stuffed Idly. 
It was so good, you have to believe and easy to make, especially loved by my family.
Idly Batter 
Potato - 4 nos
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt to taste
For tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5 -6 chopped
Boil the potatoes, Peel off the skin, mash them and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan, when hot, add mustard. 
Once splutters, add hing, curry leaves and turmeric.
Add potato, salt to taste.
Quick mix it and close with lid.
If you have Idly Cooker, Pour 2 tsp of Batter in the Idly plate, then put 1 tsp of  potato mixture on it and cover it with 2 tsp of the idly batter. Arrange this stuff in all the racks.
You can use small bowls if you dont have these plates to make them too. Pour out the batter in each of the plates in the same way as explained above.

Place it in a pressure cooker (no weights reqd.) with little water underneath ( take care since lots of water will make the idlis in the last plate soggy and too little water will burn the bottom of the cooker!) or use a steamer. Cook for 10 minutes in high flame and then lower it for the last 5 min.

They are done when a little stick/fork pricked in the middle comes out clean.

Cool them for 1-2 minutes and then serve warm with any chutney/tomato ketchup/sambar. We had it with Mango Chutney.

Masala Idly is not spicy and this recipe is great for kid's breakfast.

I made this unspicy Masala Idly especially for my kid. If you want it spicy, add cut green chillies in tempering. You could add Onion also. If you want cheesy, sprinkle cheese over the potato when stuffing into batter.

Sending this to a wonderful event Toddler's Breakfast Ideas hosted by Sowmya


  1. Wow...nice idea...children wud luv it...
    Do visit my space when time permits..


  2. Nice to use potato masla in Idly. looks good.

  3. Nice way to use potato masala in idly !!! Very yummy !!

  4. looks absolutely mouthwatering..yum n delicious

  5. Great recipe...Love the stuffed idlies:-)

  6. Hi Kamakshi,
    Happy Holi to you and your family dear.
    Fabulous breakfast for children. Looks nice

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. i like the idea.. hv seen it before bt never tried.. thnks fr the detailed explanation.

  8. lovely looking masala idlis... yummy idea..

  9. masala stuffed idli's looks delicious...
    love to give a try :)

  10. Happy Holi!! the twist to original recipe of masala dosa has turned out to be so good..would love to try this too.

  11. Perfect weekend breakfast, yummy with chutney!

  12. thats a nice variation from the usual plain idlis.perfect breakfast

  13. Wonderful looking masala stuffed idly, makes me hungry..

  14. Love this idea.Your Idlies look super cute and delicious.

  15. Nice idlis...Tastes best with sambar!

  16. very healthy and delicious idli....
    Thanks a lot for sending to the event....waiting for more entries from you...

  17. Nice try dear...simply mouthwatering..
    Tasty appetite

  18. hey.. thnks fr the comment. you are one among my motivation to make masala idli :D. thnks


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