Monday, January 24, 2011

Cocoa Idli or Steamed Cocoa Cake


Please read this before you go to the recipe:
   I know you might feel weird by reading this title or you might have tried this earlier.  If you have tried this earlier it's ok, if not I just want to say a few words about this idli.  There is nothing to feel weird about this, after trying out all different idli's, dhoklas from our innovative bloggers, I just want to try some different idli.  That's how this cocoa idli is been created.  I made a semi sweet and instant version of this idli and served with vanilla custard.  Since I made it in a pan and cut them into squares, it doesn't looks like idli, but yes you can make it in idli plates. You can also make these idli's  with very little sweet that too in normal idli batter by adding cocoa and nuts.  Serve those idli's with spicy chutney or sambhar, I don't think you'll regret.  If you regret feel free to mail me, we'll keep it secret sssshhhuuu...

Also don't forget to check out my blogging buddies in the marathon Srivalli, RevaMonika, Priya Suresh, PJPriya Vaasu, JayAzeema , Soumya.and Gayathri.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Semolina- 1 cup
Oats- 1 cup
Cocoa powder- 1 tbsp
Brown sugar- 3/4 cup
Dessicated coconut- 1/2 cup
Walnuts- 2 tbsp chopped
Buttermilk- 2 1/2 cup
Bicarbonate of soda- 1 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp

Method:
Powder the oats in a blender.  Roast the semolina in a dry pan for 2 minutes.  Take it off from heat.  Mix all the ingredients to make a thick batter consistency.  Pour it in a greased round pan and steam for 10 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.  Serve the idli's warm or cold with vanilla custard.
 You can also reduce the sugar to 1 tbsp and make the idli's and serve with spicy chutney.

This recipe goes to Any One Can Cook,  CWF- Oats hosted by Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes started by Kiran, Twist The Traditional- Idli by My innovative Kitchen  .
Along with this recipe I'm sending Broccoli Dhokla and Corn Meal Bread to Fast Food Not fat Food by Now Serving


44 comments:

S.Menaga said...

wowww it looks very tempting....

Srivalli said...

Oh how very interesting!..I have never tried anything like this..:)

nivedita said...

No words to express...
What an innovative way to give idly this twist. Wonderful, amazing, unique, lovely, superb, fantastic...any other describing words???????
Thanks for this. Bookmarking this.

savitha ramesh said...

lovely idlies and cute pics....

Yummy Team said...

This is such an innovative recipe!! Cocoa idlis look very tempting!

G.Pavani said...

very innovative n yummy recipe..

Reva said...

Looks very nice...I have tried chocolate idlis once with real choco chips but this is much more healthy .... wonderful presentation.
Reva

aipi said...

Anything with chocolate is a total win win for me..looks so good :)


US Masala

Veggie Hut said...

that is truly innovative.. wonder how u get such ideas!

Soumya said...

wow...awesome idea...great...looks super delicious and very tempting....

simply.food said...

Wow very innovatve first time I have coame across such a unique version of Idli.

Priya said...

Omg, soo unique cake, absolutely interesting,healthy and tempting..thanks for sending to CWF dear.

Sumi said...

sounds interesting..will try it out for my kid who loves anything brown..:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Innovative recipe,looks so yummy and healthy too..fantastic job dear.

sonu said...

very innovative...cant imagine brown idlis :))...im sure it wud have tasted gr8

Usha said...

Interesting recipe or should I say interesting name.. :-) Cocoa idlies looks awesomeand very tempting!

Smitha said...

yumm...loved the cocoa idli...very very innovative!...kids would surely love it!

Check out new event and giveaway at my blog:
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Priya Sreeram said...

this is a good one ayeesha ! i dont think it can go wrong !yummm

sowmya's creative saga said...

sounds good..

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Thats so innovative.. not at all wierd dear... dont worry about it :) and the idli looks adorable.. looks like a sponge cake :)

Fajeeda said...

different idlis........really tempting......

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very innovative idlis..

Plateful said...

Idlis with oats and cocoa!?? Now this is something original, kudos! Sounds delicious and healthy too.

Prathibha said...

lol....That is infact a good one dear..:)
I do the savory version of oats n rava idli n sometimes plain...loved the way u made it to a dessert...looks yumm

Suneetha's kitchen said...

Very innovative...lovely idlis

PriyaVaasu said...

Thats a nice twist to the traditional Idli!!!! very tempting!!

Priti said...

So innovative ....looks yum

Suhaina said...

mmmm...Ayesha...they looks very very tempting..nice clicks too.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Like the idea of adding cocoa to the idlies!

cook from doha said...

such an innovative idea..............it can be served as a dessert..........

sweet artichoke said...

My dear, your creativity never ceases to amaze me: the cocoa idli are a super brilliant idea! For me, one of the enjoyements of cooking is the creativity which has no limits!! Congratulations for these idlis!

shriannalakshmi said...

Very interesting n innovative.Nice click too.

Nammi said...

sweet idlis ,very creative,

Mary said...

You've made this look and sound tempting. The recipe sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lav said...

really innovative..must try....bookmarked....awesome dear....easy and quick one :)

Lavanya
www.lavsblog.com

Prathima Rao/ Prats Corner said...

Ayeesha...Hats off to u for comin up with such a novel recipe!!! Will surely give it a try & yeah rite...i doubt im gonna regret it..;)

Chanchal said...

very innovative..they look perfect..
RecipeRaaga

Pavithra said...

Wow Interesting one dear...

Dimah said...

looks good,yummy and amazing!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

very interesting simply wow!

Bharathy said...

Interesting!!!! post more fusion recipes and I will try one by one!
bookmarking cocoa idly! :)

chitraj.hegde said...

very interesting idea..actually even i wanted to try this kind of twist,,,,but was not so confident...but now i feel like preparing this method for sure....

Davis said...

Good Information. Thank you for sharing and I want to share information about Madras Bistro which provides our guests with an authentic North and South Indian vegetarian dining experience. We are located in Hackensack, New Jersey and serve a wide selection of dishes representing the tastes of India.

John said...

Good Information. Thank you for sharing and I want to share information about Madras Bistro which provides our guests with an authentic North and South Indian vegetarian dining experience. We are located in Hackensack, New Jersey and serve a wide selection of dishes representing the tastes of India.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...