Hyderabadi Idli
Hyderabadi Idli

From the streets of Hyderabad, this is a healthy and nutritious dish that can help you beat lockdown blues. ‘Spot Idli’ or even known as Hyderabadi Idli is a popular vegetarian street food and light dinner recipe. For those who are struggling to maintain weight during the lockdown, a switch to fermented food like idli can help you avoid unnecessary calories.

Health benefits

Made from urad dal and rice, this soft puff of rice is a healthy treat due to its lightness and its nutritional content. In a single idli, you would consume 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of dietary fibre and 8 grams of carbohydrates.

Idli is a fermented food, and fermentation increases bio-availability of minerals in food, helping the body assimilate more nutrition. The bio-availability of proteins and vitamin-B content in the food increases.

How to make Hyderabadi Idli?

· Keep a pan on medium heat and add butter, oil, chopped bell peppers, chopped onions, green chillies, chopped tomatoes, pav bhaji masala (or spice mix of your choice) and salt

· As the butter melts and oil is heated add half a cup of water.

· When sauce starts simmering spread it around the pan, reduce heat to low medium.

· Add idli batter in 3 spots as dollops.

· Cover with pan.

· Cook covered for 6 minutes. Check if idlis are cooked and not runny on top.

· Once cooked, remove idlis only to the plate with the griddled side up.

(To view our epaper please click here. For all the latest News, Mumbai, Entertainment, Cricket, Business and Featured News updates, visit Free Press Journal. Also, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and do like our Facebook page for continuous updates on the go)

Free Press Journal