Idli

Grilled Idlis

 Ingredients
 
10 steamed and cooled rice idlis (refer south indian dishes)
1 cup onion finely chopped
1/2 cup peanuts roasted and crushed coarsely
2 tbsp. malaga pudi powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup cheese grated
1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. sesame seeds
1 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. ghee or melted butter
 
Method
 
Slit idlis into halves horizontally, keeping tops and bottoms together.
Heat a saucepan, add oil.
When hot, add mustard, sesame seeds .
When they splutter, add onion, stirfry till light brown.
Add peanuts, malaga pudi, salt, stir.
Brush idlis with fat all over.
Place lower part on a tray.
Spread some prepared mixture on it.
Place top half on it. Press lightly.
Sprinkle some cheese over top.
Repeat for remaining idlis and mixture.
Place on a rack under hot grill till cheese starts sizzling.
Serve hot with coconut chutney or curds.