|Kollu Idli / Horse Gram Idli|
Kollu / Horsegram - 1 cup
Idli Rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds/Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Wash & soak rice and methi in enough water and soak kollu separately for 6 hrs.
Wash & soak urad dal in another bowl for 3 hours.
Kollu takes longer time to soak,so today i soaked everything overnight and ground it in the morning.
Drain out excess water from the urad dal,add it to the grinder & grind for at least 20 minutes.
Sprinkle water in intervals till you get a light & nice fluffy batter.Transfer to a wide bowl.
Same way grind the rice,kollu and methi for at least 20 minutes to a smooth batter.The batter should be little thicker than urad dal batter.
Sometimes i grind kollu first as its little hard to grind,once it break up then i add the rice and grind everything together.
Transfer to the urad dal batter,add salt mix everything well.
Cover & leave it to ferment for at least 8 hours.
Beat the batter well before making idli.
Grease idli plates pour some batter into the plate and steam till done.
Best served with any spicy chutney!
a) If making Idli do not dilute the batter,just beat the batter & steam them in greased idly plates.
b) If making dosa then dilute the batter to a semi thick batter.
c) This batter will ferment fast so do not grind in huge quantity and store it in fridge as we do for regular Idli/Dosa batter.
With the same above batter i made crispy Kollu Paniyaram / Kollu Kuzhi Paniyaram / Kollu Kuli Paniyaram
Heat some oil and temper it with mustard and urad dal.
Add chopped onion,green chillies and curry leaves fry till light brown.Switch off the stove and add grated coconut.Add salt if needed add this into the needed kollu idli batter and mix.
Pour oil into the paniyaram pan add a ladle of the prepared batter into the holes.
In medium high flame cook till both sides are crisp and cooked well inside.
Enjoy with any chutney you like.
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