Teddy is still very unhappy with the weather. She looks for something green each morning.
And goes back into nap mode when she doesn't find any.
I made idli to go with all of the Indian food I made. Idlis are made with rice flour and yogurt and water. This is the mold they are steamed in.
The molds are separated and sprayed with cooking spray.
The batter is poured into each mold.
They trays are reassembled.
Then placed in a pot with about an inch of boiling water and covered with the lid.
While they were steaming, I made some basmati rice.
The idli take about ten minutes to steam.
Here they are after they are popped out of their molds. They have a spongy consistency and are very much like grits or dumplings. These could be used with all sorts of cuisines.
In another pot, I combined diced carrots, sliced onions, cauliflower, 2 bay leaves, cumin, coriander and turmeric in about 3 cups of chicken stock. This simmered for about 20 minutes until the vegetables were just tender.
This vegetable mixture was mixed with the basmati rice to make a biryani.
As usual, I forgot to photograph some of the things I made. This is the final meal starting with the naan bread and moving counter clockwise: chana masala (chick pea stew), butter chicken, raita (yogurt mixed with spices, shredded carrots and cubed cucumber, chutney and lime relish as garnishes. The biryani and idli is in the larger bowl.
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