Thursday, October 2, 2008

Playing the guessing game

In my last post I had asked you'll to play a guessing game with me. A few of you did come close. I will come to that a li'l later.

Serving your guest with something they, in most probability, must have not had before, are going to love it and is still so simple to make...clicks with me. Works well even as an evening snack or when served in breakfast.

It is one snack whenever made for any of the guests, they have almost instantly asked for the recipe, men included! The men have always said that they would go back and try it at their home. How much of that really happened...I don't know :)

The dish looks like called Idli..but definitely is not one.

This recipe is called DAHI IDLI / BREAD IDLI.

10 Sandwich slices
2 Potatoes Boiled
8 T Curd
1 T Oil
1 t Mustard seeds
½ t Red Chilly powder
Salt to taste
Coriander finely chopped to Garnish

Add the chilli powder and salt to the boiled potatoes and mash it.

Add salt to the curd and mix well.

Heat oil in a pan (or a smaller utensil used for Tadka) and add the mustard seeds. Let it splutter and take off the stove.

Oil Mustard Mix
To cut a slice into round you would require something circular which when placed over a slice will cover only the soft of the slice and not the edges. I normally use a glass or a sharp bowl for it.

On a cutting board place a slice of the bread and cut into circular using a glass, making sure edges are left behind. Similarly cut all the other slices

Bread cutting
Apply a layer of potato mix on one side of the slice.

Potato layered bread
Heat the tawa and sprinkle few drops of oil. Place 2 potato covered slices at the center of the tawa, with their potato side down. Apply a generous coat of the Curd, making sure it doesn’t drip around.

Dahi Bread
This now needs to be covered with a lid making sure the lid doesn’t touch the bread. I use my pan lid for it.

After approx a min take off the lid and sprinkle ½ tsp of mustard oil mix over each bread and cover again. Cook till the potato layer is lightly roasted. Take it of the tawa and sprinkle some coriander leaves on it.

Dahi Idli
Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

Now for the guessing part...there were a couple who guessed the ingredient, Curd, correct and the others guessed it as Idli. While Sripriya came closest with her Bread Idli guess!


Sireesha said...

Bread idli looks delicious and very creative :)

anudivya said...

I would have never even thought abt Bread idli !

Usha said...

Good one....looks yummy :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. my guessing was rite..looks delicious...

Bharti said...

How interesting! I like this recipe.

Uma said...

so it was bread idli! so innovative recipe Nidhi! good job.

Jayashree said...

A very unique snack...

Happy cook said...

I would have never imaginrd they were bread.
Wonderful idea

Siri said...

this is a snack of one of its kind Nidhi - yummy..:)

So, how was Drona? thats the next on my list..a brief review of what you felt would be so cool..what say..:)


Priti said...

That was a gud one Nidhi...looks nie...and you are rite, the dates cake are gud way to use the dates...I did the same thing too ;)

DEESHA said...

thatz a sooper dish .. very innovative

Dershana said...

wow, looks very like the ordinary idli :-) with a spicy top! easy and yummy recipe.

Suma Rajesh said...

innovative recipe...looks great

Vibaas said...

can't wait to try this. i bet my kids will love this. you have a nice blog, btw :-)

Shreya said...

very interesting and nice recipe. Will surely try it:-)

Nazarina A said...

This is a great idea for a quick and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Thanks!!!

Nidhi said...

Thank you all!

Sure would post about it soon. However I would seriously suggest you to give this movie a miss. Was a disaster. Hyped movie with no substance to stand on.

Thanks. Do try it.

Thanks Dear! Lemme know how it turns out.

~nazarina a

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this is really an innovative recipe to me. Looks gr8 and easy.

Purva Desai said...

very innovative idea.....and i am sure it must ve tasted better than the usual idlis...
Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe

Vidhya said...

never thought about bread. Looks new and delicious. will try with my kiddos.

Sireesha said...

Happy Dusshera to You and your family Nidhi!!!


wow,thats a great idea and recipe:)

jayasree said...

What an innovative, interesting recipe. Looks like aloo tikki and dahi wada married. Bookmarked.

Yasmeen said...

Thanks for the Instant idli recipe:)

TS said...

That's such a great idea...very different and yummy I am sure.

the spice who loved me

Nidhi said...

Thank you All!

A-kay said...

That was one cool dish - I will definitely give this a try.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Bread idli really looks like