After coming back from a weekend trip , while checking my refrigerator I spotted a bowl full of the uttapam( south indian pancakes with vegetable toppings made out of fermented rice and lentil flour) batter which I prepared before going on the trip. Scared that it may have turned too sour to make uttapam and also sure that no one will be interested in eating the uttapam’s again , I steamed them into idlis using the mould . Before steaming the batter , I added some chopped onions and green chillis , also added a bit of salt to overcome the sourness .
The idli’s were cut into medium size pieces ( good to pick and stuff in mouth using a fork ) . I heated some vegetable oil , added some mustard seeds and then some curry leaves (Murraya koenigii). Add some chopped onions , chopped green chillies , saute them for a minute or two on high flame . After onions turn golden brown , add the idli pieces , sprinkle some black pepper powder and red chilly flakes . Also sprinkle about 50 ml of water on it , turn the flame low and toss the pieces until they are equally coated with the masala .
Eat hot with any kind of sauce 🙂 or with tea 🙂