MIXED NUTS CHUTNEY WITH SOFT IDLI’S AND YOGURT RAITA

Mixed Nuts Chutney img_1849with Soft Idli’s and Yogurt Raita – Breakfast / Kids Lunch Box idea

No need to Convince Kids to eat their Breakfast. Try these Soft and Fluffy Idli’s with two different dips. Studies suggest once he /she gets used to eating out at the same time they won’t skip it any more . Kids who eat Breakfast behave better than Kids don’t. Today I’m sharing a NEW chutney recipe that you can serve with any Breakfast recipes like Idli , Dosa and Vada. Along with Chutney recipe I shared recipe for Idli and Yogurt raita. Need good fermentation for soft and fluffy Idli’s . The rice and Urad dal in Idli’s complement each other making it a Balanced breakfast . Idli Sambar/ Idli Chutney / Idli Yogurt Raita the most nutritious Breakfast. An Idli fills you up with few Calories. A classic South Indian food Idli prepared with Black Lentils and rice or Idli rava is a good source of Carbohydrates , Protein and is fermented . Fermented foods contain good bacteria and offers wide range of Health Benefits. Fermented foods improve gut health and immune system , Synthesize and increase bio availability of nutrients, reduces the symptoms of Lactose intolerance and reduces certain types of diseases. Though it is a South Indian food it is liked and tasted by people all over the world.

Recipe for Mixed Nuts Chutney :

INGREDIENTS :

1. Dry coconut – 1 cup

2.  Lightly roasted Mixed Nuts – 1/2 Cup ( Peanuts , Cashews , Almonds and Pistachio’s )

 3. Green Chillies – 2 ( Mild Spicy)

4. Red chillies – 1 or 2 accordingly

5. Salt

6. Tamarind – Marble size 

7. Curry Leaves and Finely chopped coriander Leaves

8. Water for grinding Chutney

9. Seasoning – Urad dal , Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp. each , Broken Red chillies – 4

10. Oil – 2 tbsp.

METHOD : 

 1.Grind Dry coconut , Nuts , Salt , tamarind , Green Chillies , Red chillies and water  . Check for Consistency and add water accordingly  .

2. Heat 2 tbsp. oil and Splutter Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds , Urad dal and Broken Red chillies . Switch off the stove and add Curry leaves and Finely chopped Coriander Leaves . Add this tadka to the Chutney . Check for Salt and adjust accordingly .

SERVE this Chutney with IDLI.

RECIPE  for Idli :

1. Soak 1 cup Urad dal and 2 cups Brown Basmati rice   for 2 to 3 Hours . 

2. After 3 Hours Wash Urad dal and rice and grind into a Smooth Batter with little Salt .

3. Ferment Overnight .

4. Grease Idli Plates with little Oil and pour 4 tbsp. Batter in each mould . Steam for 12 to 13 minutes . Use a wet steel spoon to remove idli’s from the mould’s .

RECIPE for YOGURT RAITA:

 1. Grind 1/4 th dry coconut with one Green chilli and little salt . Add this coconut mixture to One cup Yogurt . Mix well .

2.Add Seasoning with 1 tbsp. Oil and 1 tbsp. cumin seeds, Curry Leaves  and 2 Broken chillies . Check for Salt and adjust accordingly .

 3. Add Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves .

SERVE this YOGURT Raita with Idli .

 

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