Saturday, February 2, 2008


      This is a favorite dish for one of my friends. my mom will do this frequently. there are some recipes which will come generation to generation.... this is one of the recipe that comes into that category. try it out!!!!!!!
I am reposting this for gayathri's  Walk Through Memory Lane which is hosted by Nithu.

Channa dhal- 2 cupsRaw rice – 3 cups
Garlic – 10 to 15 pods
Red chillies – 5 to 6
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – 2 to 3 tsps
Onion – 3 to 4 chopped
Coconut – ½ cup freshly grated
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dhall – 2 tsp
Curry leaves
Oil for tempering.

Soak channa dhal and rice together for two hours. grind the rice and dhall with garlic, red chillies, cumin seeds and salt.after grinding put the chopped onion and freshly grated coconut in the batter. Then pour the batter in idli plates and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.Cool the idlis. Then smash the idlis and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan. Then put mustard seeds and urid dhall and curry leaves.After the urad dhall becomes golden brown put the smashed idlis in the pan and toss it.
Pudi is ready to eat. The more the oil the more the taste of this dish.if the oil is less pudi will be dry.


Kribha said...

This is a new dish for me. The first time when I looked at it , I thought it was upma. Looking at the procedure I was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing this.

Suganya said...

Sounds great, Usha. Similar to paruppu usili except for the rice. Will definitely try this.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Kribha!
Thanks for your comment!It will look like upma but the taste will be different!

Hi suganya!
Thanks for your comment!Do try it out!!!

Pooja said...

that looks nice. and your process made it easy to make. will try it sometime and let you knwo.

Cynthia said...

What do you use to grind your rice? Will a food processor work?

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Cynthia!
Usually I use grinder to grind the batter! if the quantity is more its best to use the grinder than food processor!!!! food processor will work! the batter should not be very smooth.

Jennifer said...

Like this unique dish. It's almost like idli upma!!

regarding food processor- have you ever ground idli/dosa batter in a food processor? how's it compare to the blender (when the traditional indian grinder is not available)? Thanks.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Jennifer!
Thanks for your comment!
you can use food processor too! Taste will not differ.