Idli tikka

I always wonder to present the dish in such a way that kids would love and healthy as well. Kids hates traditional stuff, so presentation always needs to be something extra ordinary and eye catching! Here I am representing simple mini idlis  in tikka form in ice-cream bowls pouring them with sambhar!
Preparation time: 15 mins, Cooking time: 30 mins


  • 1 packet, MTR instant rice idli mix
  • 1 cup curd
  • Water as required for idli batter consistency 
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustered seeds
  • salt to taste (as per the taste of idli)
  • 1/3 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp sambhar powder
  • 1 cup capsicum, cubed
  • 1 cup yellow bell peppers, cubed
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil to saute veggies
  • 2 cup toor daal, washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp sambhar powder
  • 1/2 cup boiled and finely chopped bottle gourd
  • 1 boiled drumstick, cut into medium pieces
  • 1 big tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustered seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-3 kashmiri mirch
  • Red and white coconut chuteny
  • Few Skewers to male idli tikkas


To Make Idli:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add 1 packet of MTR instant rice idli mix, curd and 1/4 glass of water and mix well.
  2. Add more water to get smooth consistency of batter.
  3. Set aside for 8-10 mins.
  4. Grease a plate and pour the batter into mini idli plate and steam for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove them and keep aside.
To Make Sambhar:
  1. Put the toor daal into pressure cooker with tomatoes and 1 glass of water and allow it to whistle 3 times.
  2. Remove from heat and grind it coarsely.
  3. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, sambhar powder and salt and mix it well.
  4. Add chopped bottle gourd and drumsticks and cook for 10- 15 mins.
  5. Temper the sambhar using ingredients of ‘TO TEMPER SAMBHAR’ and pour the sambhar into it.
  6. Keep it aside.
To Saute Veggies:
  1. Into small sauce pan, add oil and add all the other ingredients and saute for 4-5 mins.
  2. Keep aside.
To Temper Idli:
  1. Temper the mini idlis using ingredients of ‘TO TEMPER IDLI’ and add the idlis and mix it well.
  2.  Remove from heat and keep aside.
  1. Thread a peice of red bell pepper then yellow bell pepper then green capsicum, then one mini idli, and again do same ordering for second idli.
  2. Pour sambhar in ice cream bowls
  3. Place the idli tikkas on the bowls and serve.

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