Pear Idli Sandwich

Pear Idli Sandwich


    ½ red USA Pear

    ½ green USA Pear

    Readymade idli batter as required

    2 plain steamed idlis

    Oil for deep-frying and greasing

    ½ small tomato, deseeded and finely chopped

    ½ small onion, finely chopped

    ¼ green bell pepper, finely chopped

    Salt to taste

    Crushed black peppercorns to taste

    Cream cheese for spreading

    ½ medium cucumber, cut into roundels

    ½ medium tomato, cut into roundels


preparation method

  1. Grease idli mould with some oil. Heat some water in the steamer, cover and bring to boil.
  2. Discard stem and bottom of red USA Pear, finely chop and transfer in a bowl. Add chopped tomato, onion, green bell pepper, salt and crushed peppercorns and mix.
  3. Put a spoonful of the batter in the greased moulds, put some chopped pear-vegetable mixture on top and cover it with some more batter.
  4. Place the stand in the steamer and steam idlisfor 5-10 minutes or till done. Remove from heat and cool.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  6. Slice the plain idlis into half and deep-fry them in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Discard stem and bottom of remaining green USA Pear and cut into roundel. Place the fried idlis on the worktop and spread some cream cheese on them. Place a cucumber roundel, a tomato roundel and a pear roundel on 2 fried idlis.
  8. Sprinkle some salt and crushed peppercorns on top, cover each with remaining fried idlis and insert a toothpick in the center.
  9. Demould the steamed idli sandwiches using a spoon. Pile them on a serving platter and insert a satay stick in the center. Place fried idli sandwiches and serve hot with chutney and sambhar.

Serving Suggestions

    3 Serve
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By: Chef Amrita Raichand

Show: Mummy Ka Magic

Prep:30 min Cook: 30 to 45 minutes

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