- Cook Time30 min
- YieldServes 3
- Black gram 1 Cup
- Idli Rava 2 Cups
- Grated carrot 1/4 Cup
- Grated Beetroot 1/4 Cup
- Chopped Greens (Any)- 1/4 Cup
- Cumin Seeds- 1 tablespoon
- Salt – to taste
- Clarified butter/ Ghee- To grease
Soak the black gram for 5 hours. Then grind it into a smooth paste.
Add the idli Rava and salt to the grounded paste and mix it properly to form the idli batter. Let this ferment for 8 hours/overnight.
Now add in the grated beetroot, grated carrot, greens and cumin seeds to it. Stir it gently so that the batter is not disturbed.
Take a flat bottomed shallow vessel (Steel/ Aluminum) and grease it with ghee till the rim of the vessel. Fill half of this vessel with the prepared batter.
Place the filled vessel in an Idli container/cooker and steam for 10 minutes on a medium flame. Then for the next 5 minutes on a low flame.
Turn off the stove and let it cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer this carefully onto a greased plate and cut it into sandal shapes.
To garnish, cut two semi-circle pieces of parboiled carrot such that one small semi-circular shaped carrot piece is placed as a toe and the other slice as the ankle.
Join the two pieces with the help of any parboiled green stalk.
Serve these colorful and healthy idlis hot with peanut/ coconut chutney.
Now tasty Idli Sandals is ready to serve.