Thursday, September 8, 2011

Exotic and Ethnic Idly: Ultra Healthy - Sweet and Salt Idlies or Dumplings Steamed in Turmeric Leaves

Turmeric as we know is a popular tuber here in India, it has medicinal properties. It is used as food colour enhancer(Yellow), it is auspicious to use it during Marriages and Festivals.
In the market recently I discovered them selling the fresh leaves of this tuber. Here in the Konkan coast along Goa, Udupi and Mangalore Banana leaves, Jackfruit leaves or leaves of turmeric are used to make Steamed Dumplings. So I decided to use these Turmeric Leaves I try out this recipe. 

I made two versions of these Dumplings with usual Idly batter; one Sweet and the other Salty. Both are steamed in Turmeric Leaves.






Fresh cleaned Turmeric leaves


Idly batter

mixture of grated  green chillies,ginger,fresh coconut
spice mix 


Idly batter topping with mixture of spices on turmeric leaf(a drop of ghee or vegetable oil brush it on leaf)


mixture of grated dry coconut and powdered sugar and 1/2 a tea spoon of cardamom powder (for flavor) sweet mix 


Sweet filling on turmeric leaf

after filling fold it 

filling with folded leaves arranged for  steaming in Idly cooker plate



dumplings are steaming in idly cooker

steamed dumplings are ready to serve


hot and flavored steamed sweet dumplings ready to serve topping with little ghee(clarified butter)
nice aromatic Steamed Salt and Spicy dumplings ready to serve with coconut chutney or sambar or Idly podi




28 comments:

  1. Something very new, traditional and healthy too

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  2. Very innovative. Sounds healthy and delicious.

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  3. would love to taste this..looks delicious

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  4. Looks so yummy, would love to have this.

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  5. Wow.... I'm learning a lot of new things. Love the recipe.

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  6. Wow , very authentic n intriguing recipe ~ I can imagine the wonderful taste, thanks for sharing Rani!
    USMasala

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  7. Vow, sounds delicious, really mouthwatering dear!!

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  8. wow such an awesome idea.. with turmeric leaves it shd hv tasted grt..

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  9. This authentic recipe is well explained.. :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. New for me and looks fab ...nicely explained

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  11. Thanks a lot for illustrating this authentic recipe.
    Deepa

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  12. Wow.. such an authentic recipe.. looks yum :)

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  13. what a wonderful recipe, using turmeric leaves sure is a lovely idea..

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  14. New for me but this looks very authentic..and exotic...

    Cheers
    Muskaan

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  15. Omg, never heard about this, using turmeric leaves sounds super brilliant idea..

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  16. wow love the turmeric leaf idli...and love the fresh aromatic flavor if turmeric....awesome and very innovative....

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  17. Brilliant recipe, so healthy and wonderful.

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  18. looks soooooper tempting...awesome version Rani..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. Healthy and aromatic, love this turmeric leaf in cooking...


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  20. This looks so authentic..would try this out next sunday for sure...much thanks

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  21. Vowwwwwww!!!!very healthy,very new......interesting one!!
    love it!thanks for sharing....

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  22. wow this looks delicious - ah the luxury of steaming on turmeric leaves!

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  23. authentic recipe.. looks yummy ...
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  24. Yummy!! I made it at home exactly what is above, and the dish is delightful, I also made it for my friends and they loved it, too.. Thanks for sharing.. Try these sites www.gourmandia.com and www.everythinglemon.com for more fantastic recipes.

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