Idli Sandals

The appearance of the Idli Sandals will tantalize the taste buds of kids. After seeing the hued idli sandals, my 3 year old daughter was excited and wanted to wear them but we managed to make her consume it. The picture depicts one footprint on peanut chutney and the other footprint on coconut with curds chutney. Also this steamed food is rich in proteins,minerals and vitamins.

photo of idli sandals
photo of idli sandals
Black gram - 1 Cup,
Idli Rava - 2 Cups,
Grated carrot - 1/4 Cup,
Grated Beetroot - 1/4 Cup,
Chopped Greens(Any) - 1/4 Cup,
Cumin Seeds- 1 tablespoon,
Salt - to taste,
Clarified butter/ Ghee- To grease.
Soak Black gram for 5 hours. Grind it into a smooth paste.
Add Idli rava, salt to the above grinded paste and mix it properly to form Idli batter. Ferment it for 8 hours/overnight.
Now add grated beetroot, grated carrot, greens and cumin seeds to it. Stir it gently so that the batter should not be disturbed.
Then take a flat bottomed shallow vessel ( Steel/ Aluminium) and grease it with ghee till the rim of the vessel.
Fill half of the vessel with the prepared batter.
Place the filled vessel in an Idli container/cooker and steam the first 10 minutes on medium flame. And the next 5 minutes on low flame.
Switch off the stove and let it cool for 5 minutes.
Then transfer this carefully onto a greased plate and cut it into Sandal shape.
For Garnishing - Cut two semi-circle pieces of parboiled carrot such that one small semi-circular shaped carrot piece is placed for toe and the other slice for the ankle.
Join the two pieces with the help of any parboiled green stalk.
Serve hot with peanut / coconut chutney.
Adapted into a healthy and tantalizing breakfast.