Other than preserving, fermented foods are highly nutritious and easier to digest. This is due to the beneficial micro-organisms that are involved in the fermentation process, adding live enzymes, B vitamins and protein to the food.

So idli is also the healthiest option to eat.


  • 2 tbsp refined oil
  • Pinch of heeng
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 8-10 Curry patta
  • 2 chopped Green chilli
  • 1 cup Mini Idlis
  • 4 tbsp grated coconut


  • For tadka, Heat oil in a pan, add heeng and mustard seeds till they crackle. Add chilli flakes and remove from flame. Add  ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp south Indian curry powder. Again place pan on the gas and add water to moisten .
  • When water reduces, add salt, curry patta and green chillies . Now add mini idlis and cook . Remove in a bowl, garnish with grated coconut and serve hot with a chutney of your choice-coconut or tomato as desired.
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