07 July, 2011

Broken-Wheat idly / samba gothumai idly

Broken-Wheat idly / samba gothumai idly..
 Broken Wheat - Broken wheat is also called bulgar wheat. Broken wheat is a form of wheat that has been made by milling the wheat coarsely after cleaning and husking it. It is a source of complex carbohydrates which provide energy to the human body. The fiber content in it is helpful to the digestive system. Broken wheat has more protein content in it than corn or rice.

                                                     This is a total variation of the usual rice idlies that is steamed in south India,  more flavorful, crumble, tasty n with g8 texture too...since my kids like to taste different Indian foods , I made these idlies as a variation of usual idlies....n off-course my kids luv it....   
                                                      The crumbling texture is a treat for the eyes as well as taste buds....having a bite makes the taste buds ask for more.....soo try it n c the difference...
                                                     The measurement given below yields 9 medium idlies....


Broken-wheat / samba gothumai - 1cup
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Salt - as needed.
Curd (preferably sour) - 1.5 cups.
Fresh Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp.

For Tempering / Tadka :

Musterd - 1/2 tsp.
Urad Dhal / split black gram - 1/2 tsp.
Chenna dhal / split bengal gram - 1/2 tsp.
Green chillies - 2 (chopped).
Curry Leaves - 1 tsp (chopped).
Oil - 2 tsp.


=> In a large bowl, take 1 cup of broken-wheat.

=> Add in 1/2 tsp of pepper powder + 1/2 tsp of cumin powder + needed salt , mix it well.

=> add in 1.5 cup of curd n gently mix in without lumps.

=> Now , heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, temper 1/2 tsp split bengal gram, when it turns in color, add in urad dhal + mustard seeds, when mustard seed splutters, add in green chillies n curry leaves and cool it.

=> Now , add the tempered spices with the broken-wheat mix.

=> Add in 1 tbsp of fresh coriander leaves to the mixture gently mix well.

=> Marrinate the mix for 1/2 an hour n steam the mix in cups or in idly khaday.

That's it ......delicious samba idlies r ready to serve...

samba idlies are accompanied well with plain coconut chutney....

Marinate, Steam , Make a treat for urself n for ur beloved ones.... 

4 Post a comment:

Priya said...

Healthy idlies, wonderful..

Chitra said...

nice variation to normal idli and healthy one too.

Nithya said...

Love this variation of broken wheat in idly :) kind of diet idly too isnt it! :)

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