Mar 4, 2013

Grill Idli Sandwich

This time I prepare “Grill Idli Sandwich” under the theme of “Sandwiches without bread” for Blogging Marathon 26. For this recipe, first we have to prepare idli and club with stir fry veggies and sauces as a sandwich. It’s really awesome way to present idli into burger or sandwich style as a funky food for fussy kids. 

You can serve this sandwich with tomato ketchup or any dip which you like. In this recipe I used green coriander dip and pizza sauce for spreading on idli slices but you can choose whatever you like tomato ketchup, mustard sauce, mayonnaise and cheese spread instead of pizza sauce and green dip.

Garnish with grated carrots and chopped almonds and coriander. I used grill pan for giving grilling lines for beautiful texture. For idli, I prefer to add semolina, rice flour and Bengal gram flour together.
It's spicy and tangy taste hits my tastebuds with lots of flavor. It's really simple and beautiful recipe of sandwich instead of bread sandwich.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 Minutes
Serving: 7 Sandwiches
For Idli
5 Tbsp. Semolina
3 Tbsp. Rice Flour
3 Tbsp. Bengal Gram Flour
1/2 Cup Curd
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. Green Coriander, Chopped
1 Tbsp. Almonds, Chopped
1/2 Packet fruit salt, Eno
For Filling
1/2 Cup Carrots, Grated
1 Medium Sized Green Capsicum, cut into long strips
1 Medium Sized Onion, long Strips
1 Green Chili, Finely Chopped
1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Oil
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
4-5 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper Powder
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp. Garam Masala
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
Other Ingredients
Pizza Sauce
Green Coriander Chutney/ Dip
Chat masala


Sieve and combine semolina, Bengal gram flour, rice flour, salt and almonds into one bowl. Add Curd and enough water for making smooth batter. Add chopped coriander into same paste, mix well. Grease the idli mould and pour mixture in it. Boil more than 1 glass of water in pressure cooker and place the mould in cooker. Cover it and remove whistle upon the cooker. Cook at high flame for 10-15 minutes and then remove it from the flame. Open it and take out idli mould after 2 minutes. Now idli is ready.

Heat the oil into pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves till to splutter. Add green chili and onions. Cook till to translucent and add capsicum and carrots. Add spices according to tastebuds and cook till to tender.

Cut the idli into two slices and spread green chutney and pizza sauce. Place 1 Tbsp. filling in centre and cover with another idli slice. Do same with rest pieces. Heat the grill pan and grease butter. Place the idli into pan and grill it. Garnish with grates carrot, slivered almonds and chopped coriander. Sprinkle chat masala.

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  1. Looks yum Preeti, Love that filling, spicy!!! :)

  2. lovely - idli toast(concept new ache)..

  3. Totally innovative recipe, Preeti!

  4. This looks yumm and filling too! Nice variation with idli! :)

  5. Wat a healthy,colourful and delicious sandwich, love it.

  6. This recipe is new to me !!! Bookmarked.
    Sandwiches look healthy and yummy !!!

  7. OMG ! What an innovation...

  8. Simple and interesting for kids.

  9. Lovely way to present the very humble idli.Looks inviting!

  10. What a lovely idea. A great way to turn the humble idli into party food.

  11. what a great idea for "sandwich"

  12. super idea for making sandwiches with idli

  13. This is one of the things I had in mind for this theme, nice to see you making it ..:)..they look very cute..

  14. Very innovative Preethi. Looks delicious...

  15. Nice way of making the kids eat Idli. innovative idea

  16. cannot stop admiring your innovation here!!! beautiful!!!
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  17. Very innovative! Love the filling..I should try this some time.

  18. Such a fun recipe! Can't wait to try this. I am bookmarking the recipe and will try it soon :)

  19. That's so cool. Never thought of grilling idlis.

  20. Awesome looking sandwich.. Idli recipe looks new, will have to try this sandwich.

  21. nice idea of grilling them.. almost looks like Vada Pav !

  22. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards,


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