Aug 17, 2012

Tiranga Idli ~ Independence Day Special

Happy Independence Day

The Independence Day in India is celebrated every year on the 15th of August in honor of the birthday of the nation. On 15th August 1947, India achieved her independence from British rule and became a sovereign nation.

On the eve of 15th August 1947, India tricolor (Orange, green and white) flag was first hoisted by Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, at the Red Fort of Delhi.
        I am paying a tribute to our great freedom fighters in my own small way, just thought of posting the tiranga idlis on this special day in my blog…..I love my country as much as all of us do and A Happy Independence Day to all the Indians…..

Ingredients :

Rice – 2 cups
Urad Daal (white) – 1 cup
Coriander puree (for green colour) – 1 cup
Carrot puree (for orange colour) – 1 cup
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash and soak the daal and rice separately with 2 tsp methi seeds each bowl overnight or for about 6 to 8 hours. 

Now grind rice coarsely in a blender. Next grind the daal into a smooth and bubbly paste. Mix both the blended
mixtures to form a batter and grind them together again. Add salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting, I place it in my microwave generally overnight (switch off mode). Now next morning, the idlis are ready to be cooked; you will see the batter is well fermented.

For tiranga Idlis –

Take 3 different bowls and put batter in equal portions in to.

For Green colour – Add coriander puree to one bowl.

For Orange colour – Add carrot puree to the bowl.

For White colour – Use the basic batter mix.

Microwave idli makers are two plate stacked on top of each other, cooking 8 idlies at a tin. Place 1/4th cup of water in the bottom tray of the microwave idli maker. Pill all the colours in the idli holder separately.

Cover with the lid and microwave at full power for 4-5 minutes.This time varies as it depends on the make and model of the microwave oven. Check to see if the idlis are done by inserting a knife or fork in the idlis. If the knife or fork does not come out clean, then microwave again for 1-1.5 minutes.

Serve hot with sambar, Coconut Chutney. Enjoy!!!!

Sending this to Vardhini's "Show Me Your HITS – Rice", Preeti's "Jashn-E-Azadi", anu's "South Indian Cooking" (SIC) Series Event - # 1" event, Jiya's "Lets Party - Festive Spl", Sharan's "Celebrating Independence Day" and Sun moon and potatoe's "Celebrate - 15th August" event

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