Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bread Idli - Low calorie breakfast/snacks

bread idli
bread idli
This recipe can be prepared for break-fast or tea-time snacks. These idlis can also be served as a starter for the party.

This weekend when I went to my mum’s place, she made this delicious breakfast- bread idli for us. She makes this recipe like no-one-else-can in the universe. Her bread-idli’s have crispy bottom layer and very soft upper layer.

This recipe has four parts.
 1.     Cutting the bread roundels.
 2.       Preaparing the potato mixture.
 3.       Preparing the yoghurt mixture.
 4.       Assembling.

bread idli
bread idli

Serves – 2
Makes 6 bread idlis.

1.Ingredients  for cutting the bread roundels -
·         White bread - 6
·         Circular cookie cutter / any round bowl or lid that can be used to cut the bread in circle shape.

       Procedure –
·         Cut each bread into circular discs by pressing your cookie cutter/bowl/lid over the bread.
·         Do not throw away the remaining parts, dry them and crush to get bread-crumbs. Store the bread crumbs in air-tight container.

2.Ingredients  for Potato mixture-
·         Potato(boiled, peeed and mashed) – 4
·         Salt to taste
·         Red chilli powder- ½ tsp
·         Coriander powder (dhaniya powder) – 1/2 tsp
·         Aniseed powder (saunf powder) – ½ tsp
·         Chat masala – 1 tsp

Procedure –
·         Mix everything very nicely. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
·         Divide the mixture into six equal portions.

3. Ingredients  for Yoghurt mixture-
·         Yughirt – ½ cup
·         Oil – 1 tsp
·         Mustard Seeds (Rai) – ½ tsp
·         Asafoetida – a pinch

 Procedure –
·         Whisk/blend the yoghurt to remove any lumps.
·     Prepare the tempering by heating the oil in a small fry pan. Crackle the mustard seeds and asafetida. Remove from fire. Keep it for 10 min (to cool down). Pour this tempering over the yoghurt and stir to mix everything.
·         If you pour the tempering immediately after crackling, yoghurt will get curdled. Hot tempering will ruin the yoghurt.

Ingredients for assembling the bread idli -
·         Oil – 1 tsp
·         Tomato ketch-up in squeeze bottle
·         Curry leaves – 12 (optional)
·         Griddle
·         4 stainless steel bowls to cover and cook the bread-idli

Procedure to assemble the bread idli
1.       Spread a thin layer of potato mixture evenly on one side of the bread roundels.
2.     Heat a non-stick tawa/griddle. Drizzle a few drops of oil on it and place the breads with potato mixture side facing downwards.
3.       Simmer the flame.
4.       Spread the 1 and ½ tsp of yoghurt-mixture on the bread roundels.
5.       Cover each bread-idli with a stain-less steel bowl and let it cook for 5 minutes on sim flame.
6.    After 5 minutes, remove the bowls from the griddle very carefully (using a kitchen towel/ mittens). Bowls get very hot. 
     7.    By now, you will observe the breads have soaked the yoghurt entirely and the bottom layer has become crisp.
      8.    Garnish them with tomato ketch-up and curry leaves.
9.     Serve immediately.

Below are some pics that i clicked while my mom was preparing this recipe.

That's it!!

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