Monday, July 25, 2016

Pearl Millet Cucumber Idli/Kambu Vellarikaai Idli/Pearl Millet Cucumber Steamed Cake

Kadamb/Taushe idli/Southekayi Kadubu/Thoushe Muddo - This is how Cucumber idli is know in Konkani cuisine. Though cucumber idli is usually prepared with either rice rava or semolina, my version of cucumber idli is completely different from the traditional one. Do you know, traditionally this cucumber idli is steamed in Turmeric leaves to give a nice aroma after cooking. However my today's post is not a traditional one, and i may say proudly that its one of my creation which is tweaked by myself after going through many cucumber idli posts. Since i dont want to make this idli with rice rava or semolina i opted for a usual pearl millet idli batter in which i mixed a grounded paste of cucumber-green chilly and some grated cucumber. Trust me this idlis came out with a nice flavor and delicious as well.

Pearl Millet, Cucumber Idli, Kambu Vellarikaai Idli

Am running this week's blogging marathon with 3 Veggies that are fruits, after a lipsmacking Kongu nadu Tomato kurma now am sharing a nutritious, healthy, and filling breakfast dish aka Idli, as cucumbers are considered as veggies though its a fruit. These idlies served with spicy chutneys or side dishes makes an excellent healthy breakfast and you can serve everyone at home without any hesitation. Though cucumber added to the pearl millet idli batter makes bit thin in their consistency, once cooked these idlies came out simply prefect.

Pearl Millet Cucumber Idli,Pearl Millet Cucumber Steamed Cake

2cups Pearl Millet IdlI Batter
1no Grated cucumber (medium size)
1no Green chilly
Oil for greasing

Squeeze out the grated cucumber to remove the water. Now take half of the cucumber in a mixie jar along with green chilly. Grind as fine paste.

Now add the remaining grated cucumber, grounded paste to the pearl millet idly batter, mix well.

Kambu Vellarikaai Idli,Pearl Millet Cucumber Steamed Cake

Grease the idli mould and pour a ladle of batter to the greased idli plates.

Steam cook in idly cooker until they gets well cooked.

Serve this idlis with spicy chutneys.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#66


vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The idlis look rustic and yet spongy..would love to try them.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

oh wow.. tried milliet idli but with cucumber no.. this is great idea. will give it a try.

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Yummy

Smruti Shah said... Reply To This Comment

Wow idlis with cucumber sounds interesting and yummy!! Lovely pick for the theme :)

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and nutritious idlis. Love the use of Millet and cucumber in it.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Soft and fluffy idly,looks so so delicious..

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Idly has come out soft and fluffy. This knee healthy version of the humble idly. Nice recipe.