This is a very simple instant idli which can be prepared in minutes. Looking for some wholesome foods, which is easy to prepare is quite not an easy job. That too when we start using a new ingredient and experimenting with new recipes is also a real challenge. But with the help of all innovative bloggers we can definitely get a core idea.
After searching for idli's with quinoa, I found a few recipes which suggested soaking the rice and dhal, then grinding and fermenting. Since the weather is too cold here, I didn't have patience to wait for fermentation, so I just went for this instant method, just like rava idli's which can be made in minutes.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes about 20 Idli's
Quinoa- 1 cup
Rolled oats- 1/2 cup
Ragi flour- 1/2 cup
Semolina- 1/2 cup
Soya yogurt or plain yogurt- 3 3/4 cup
Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp( chopped finely)
Bicarbonate Of Soda- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal- 1/2 tsp
Channa dhal- 1/2 tsp
Green chilli- 2 chopped finely
Oil- 2 tsp
Powder the quinoa and oats separately in a blender. Mix it along with the semolina, ragi flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Heat the oil in a pan, add the seasoning ingredients one by one, when the mustard seeds start spluttering, add the seasoning to the quinoa mixture and mix well. Mix 1 1/2 cup of yogurt and mix it well. Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix it well.
Add the remaining yogurt and mix it well. The batter should be similar to a normal idli batter consistency, if not add some more water. Grease the idli moulds, and the pour the batter, steam it in the cooker until the idli's are cooked.
Serve warm with sambar and chutney.
After adding the seasoning ingredients and mixing, at that stage you can store it in a air tight container for later use.
This recipe goes to Eat Well, Live Well and Any One Can Cook.