DAHI IDLI WITH YELLOW PEAS SALAD – KIDS LUNCH BOX IDEA

Dahi idli with Yellow Peas Salad . img_1446Kids Lunch Box or Kids Summer Lunch . TASTE good warm or at Room temperature. Complete Balanced Lunch or  Breakfast or Dinner.

For a long time I was thinking of posting Dahi Idli which is common Breakfast or Lunch in my Household. I like the taste of Yogurt and include in our diet because of its Health Benefits and Probiotics.  It is a nutritional source of Protein and Calcium as well as Probiotics for digestive Health . Yogurt contains B12 which maintains red blood cells and help keep nervous system function properly.  If you don’t like the bland taste of Plain yogurt you can spice it up . Kids who doesn’t like Plain yogurt will not say no for this flavored Yogurt I have shared. Coconut , spices and herbs adds unique flavor to the plain yogurt and perfect combination for soft and fluffy idli’s .  I hope you enjoy the recipe I shared.

Recipe for Idli:img_1443

INGREDIENTS: 

1. Urad dal – 1 cup

2. Idli rava – 2 cups

3. Salt

4. Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 th tbsp.

5. Water for grinding Batter

6. Oil to apply for Idli Moulds

METHOD : 1. Wash Urad for 3 to 4 times and Soak with enough water for 2 to 3 Hours . Wash Idli rava and soak for 2 to 3 Hours separately .

2. After 3 hours again wash Urad dal and grind till you get a smooth and fluffy batter .

3. Wash Idli rava . Squeeze water and add to Urad dal Batter . Add salt . Mix well . Cover and Ferment Overnight .

4.  Grease idli moulds with little Oil and pour 3 to 4 tbsp. batter in each mould and steam Idli’s in a Pressure cooker without Whistle for 13 minutes .

5 . When Pressure comes down remove Idli Plates from pressure cooker. Remove Idli’s with wet spoon .

SERVING : Place 2 to3 Idli’s in a plate and pour Flavored Yogurt on top of Idli’s .

RECIPE for Flavored Yogurt :img_1442

To 1 Cup of yogurt( Curd ) add 1/4 th cup or more fresh Coconut or Dry coconut, 1 tbsp. Green chilli Paste , Chopped Ginger – 1 tbsp. and salt . Mix well . or Grind Coconut with Green Chillies and salt .

                     Heat 1 or 2 tbsp. oil and add 1 tbsp. Cumin seeds and 2 Broken red chillies . Switch off the stove and add Curry Leaves and Finely chopped Coriander Leaves .

                          Cool the tadka or Seasoning and add to Yogurt mixture . Check for Salt and adjust accordingly .

RECIPE for Yellow Peas Salad :img_1445

Soak Yellow Peas overnight and Pressure cook in the morning with little salt and water. When Pressure comes down transfer the Yellow Peas into a Bowl( Drain water and you can use for preparing rasam ) . Bring to room temperature and add finely chopped Onions , Tomato, Salad Cucumber , Bell pepper, Salt , freshly grounded Black pepper, Italian Seasoning and Lime Juice. Mix well . Check for Salt and other Seasoning and adjust accordingly.

SERVE Idli’s img_1444with Flavored Yogurt and Salad .

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