Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Potato sagoo and rava idlis

2-3 medium sized boiled potatoes, peeled and mashed roughly
1 onion chopped
1 large tomato chopped
1 tsp chopped curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 pinch Asafetida
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp all spice / garam masala
1 tsp Gram flour (besan) mixed with 1 tbsp warm water so that no lumps are there
oil for cooking
water for gravy

Heat oil in a wok, add mustard, curry leaves , asafoetida and onion and fry till the onions turn transparent. Add tomato, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder, fry till the oil separates.
Add the mashed potatoes, salt, and water. Boil for about 5-6 mins, add the gram flour mixed with water. (I read this tip on a blog, that it helps to bind)

Serve with hot idlis.

This is heading to Breakfast Mela at Srivalli's. Also wishing her a great Blogiversary :)

Rava Ragi idlis-

2 cups idli rava
2-3 tbsp ragi
1 cup curd
chopped coriander, green chilly, salt ( I skipped this)
1/4 tsp eno salt
Some colourful chopped veggies (carrot, french beans) and curry leaves (optional) ( I skipped this)

Mix all ingredients in the idli rava (if you are in the mood for it, you can roast the rava with mustard seeds in 1 tsp oil till it turns a darker color) Add water if needed and make a thick batter. Keep separate for atleast 10 minutes.
Use a microwave-safe idli stand. Add 1 cup boiled water to the pan, and smear the moulds with a little oil. Add eno salt at the last stage and immediately drop spoonfuls of batter in the moulds. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Soft spongy healthy idli is ready.

The Ragi idlis are going to WWC Ragi for breakfast hosted by Kalyani. Also check Sanjeetha's link here.


  1. this is so tempting and healthy too! delicious.

  2. Looks good..thanks for sending it..