Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stuffed Idli

This is my entry for CBB.
I have this recipe idea from My experiments with food. 
I did not follow the recipe exactly, cos with a 5 mo baby at home, it is difficult to make stuffing separately.
Biharis make a recipe in rice flour with some stuffing (like dal etc) and call it baghiya. The taste of this is close to it, though I think this is tastier, with a slightly fermented taste cos of the sour curd.

Stuffed Idli, Bihari version-idlis stuffed with sattu (roasted gram flour)

For filling-
1/2 cup sattu
1 tsp chopped coriander
1 tsp lemon juice
1 small piece mango pickle
1 small onion chopped
salt to taste
Mix all these and keep aside.

Idli batter-
2 tbsps rice flour
1 tbsp roasted rava/ semolina
1 cup sour curd
1 cup water

Mix all these and set aside for an hour (I skipped the soda, which makes the idlis softer. But this tasted good, it wasn't hard at all)

To make stuffed idlis, grease the idli stand. Pour one spoonful of the batter, add one spoonful of filling and then cover the filling with another spoonful of batter. Steam till idlis are done. I make my idlis in the micro, and one stand full is enough for the two of us and does not take more than 5 mins!!Serve hot with sambar or veg stew.
I served with hot sambar and Niket totally loved it!And through this, we brought together two extremely diff cusines of the north (esp Bihar and UP) and the south!

24th Feb
I shared this post with the original author,  Jayashree of My experiments with food , She feels that the pickle in the stuffing is a good idea!


  1. I heard a lot about sattu richa. Actually I wanted to give a try with that flour in one of these days. Idlis are looking very lovely..

  2. Pickle in the stuffing??? Wow...sounds delicious.