Onion Idly

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Serves: 2


  1. Idly batter 1 cup
  2. Onion 1/2 cup
  3. Mustard 1 tsp
  4. Urad dhal 1 tsp
  5. Jeera 1 tsp
  6. Curry leaf - 1 sprig
  7. Green chili - 1
  8. Asafetida
  9. Salt to taste


    1.   In a medium sized pan pour oil. When oil becomes hot, add mustard jeera and allow it to sputter. Then add urad dhal channa dhal. Roast till it starts turning golden brown. Add curry leaf and sauté for 2 sec. Sprinkle asafetida. Then add onion green chili. Add little salt. Sauté them till onion becomes translucent. Switch off the stove and transfer the mixture to a bowl.
    2.   Allow the mixture to cool down for 5 min. Then add the idly batter. Mix the content thoroughly. Pour a scoop of batter in the idly pan.
    3.   Cook for 5 min after steam starts coming or until its cooked completely. Transfer the hot cooked idly into hot box or serve hot with sambhar or your favorite chutney.