This recipe is from Raama Shanker's Festive Offerings To The Gods . These are delicious rice dumplings flavored with spice , ginger and green chilies . Coconut is an option too if one wants to add.
2 Cups Idli Rava.
5 Cups Water.
2-3 Tablespoons Yellow Moong Dal.
1 Teaspoon Jeera.
1 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns.
3-4 Tablespoons Peanuts - Crushed.
2-3 Tablespoons Grated Coconut- Optional.
2-3 Green Chilies Minced.
1/2 Teaspoon Black Mustard Seeds.
1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger - Approximately .
Minced Curry Leaves.
1. Crush lightly roasted dal , jeera and black pepper - mix with idli rava , set aside.
Heat oil , splutter mustard seeds , when they stop bouncing add hing ,ginger , curry leaves , minced green chilies , peanuts . After 1 minute of sauteing add 5 cups boiling water.
2. Now tip in the idli rava mixture and coconut if using. Mix well , and set to simmer , stirring constantly to prevent lumps.When all water is absorbed and you have a thick mass , take it off the heat .
3. When cool enough to handle. form round/oblong balls and steam in idli maker for 8-10 minutes . Serve hot with chutney.