Don't have an idli cooker? Stop worrying and grab a coconut shell

Chiratta idli

Cooking is not just about following the recipes. It is more about your perception of a dish and sometimes, a process guided by instinct and sensibility. You don't always need fancy equipment and tools to whip out mouthwatering delicacies. For instance, idlis are the ultimate south Indian breakfast favourite that are made using special moulds and a steamer. But what if you don't have one in your kitchen? What if you wanna give a twist to the everyday idli recipe? Well, here is an idea. Swap the same old idli mould for a nice coconut shell. It is just that the shell has to be cleaned well and smoothed by scraping off any residues of coconut flesh and fibres. Check out the recipe.

2 cups idli rice
½ cup urad dal
¼ tbsp fenugreek seeds
Water as required
Coconut shell
2 tbsp oil

Soak the rice and urad dal
Grind them with fenugreek seeds
Keep it aside for at least 8 hours
Clean the coconut shell
Rub some oil on the shell
Pour the batter into the coconut shell
Cook in steam
Enjoy the idli with sambar or coconut chutney.
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