Tahera Rawji Indian Cooking
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Try these savory South Indian appetizer. Perfect for vegetarians and all those who are concerned with your health. These little steamed dumplings burst with flavor in your mouth of ginger and fresh cilantro.

To cut your time and making this appetizer fast, I suggest you use frozen vegetables, but if you wish to use fresh vegetables - I suggest you use carrots, corn, green peas and cut green beans. Cut enough to fill ½ cup.
Ingredients :
½ cup frozen vegetables
1 inch ginger
1 green chili
½ tsp black mustard seeds
6 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp curry leaves
2 ½ cups sooji
2 oz. butter
1 tsp salt
6 cups buttermilk
1 tsp baking powder
1 cilantro sprig
idli pan for steaming
Directions :
1. Microwave the frozen vegetables and chop finely.
2. Add ginger and green chili to the chopped vegetables. Set aside. In a saucepan fry the mustard seeds in 3 tbsp of vegetable oil.
3. Add the curry leaves and vegetable mix and continue frying for 2 minutes.
4.In another large saucepan heat the remaining 3 tbsp of vegetable oil on medium/high heat, add the sooji (cream of wheat) and fry for 3 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the butter.
5. Now add the vegetable mixture to this large saucepan. Remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
6. Add the buttermilk and salt and leave for 3-4 hours to ferment. Now add 1 tsp of baking powder to the ingredients in the saucepan and mix well. You may have to add buttermilk if the mixture has thickened too much.
7. Add the cilantro once the batter is ready. For the steaming stage, heat water in a large pan. Grease the Idli pan and pour in the batter (not more than 2 tbsp at a time).
8. Steam over the large saucepan for 10 minutes. Repeat until batter is finished.
Serves 4-5