Pear Idli Sandwich

Pear Idli Sandwich

From   Mummy Ka Magic

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Moderate

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Some idlis stuffed with pear and tomato mixture and some idlis deep fried and made into sandwiches


  • Red USA pear ½
  • Green USA pear ½
  • Readymade idli batter as required
  • Plain idlis, steamed 4
  • Oil to deep fry + to grease
  • Small onion, finely chopped ½
  • Tomato, seeded and finely chopped ½
  • Green capsicum, finely chopped ¼
  • Salt to taste
  • Black peppercorns, crushed to taste
  • Cream cheese for spreading
  • Medium cucumber, cut into roundels ½
  • Medium tomato, cut into roundels ½


  • Grease idli mould with some oil. Heat some water in the steamer, cover and bring to boil.
  • Discard stem and bottom of red USA Pear, finely chop and transfer into a bowl. Add chopped tomato, onion, green capsicum, salt and crushed peppercorns and mix.
  • Put a spoonful of the batter in the greased moulds, put some pear-vegetable mixture on top and cover it with some more batter.
  • Place the stand in the steamer and steam idlis for 5-10 minutes or till done. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a  kadai.
  • Cut the plain idlis into half horizontally and deep-fry them in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Discard stem and bottom of green USA Pear and cut into roundels. Place base halves of 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 them.
  • Sprinkle some salt and crushed peppercorns on top, cover each with top halves and insert a toothpick in the center.
  • Demould the steamed  idli sandwiches and pile them on a serving platter in sets of three idlis per pile. Insert a satay stick in the center. Place fried idli sandwiches too on the serving platter and serve all of them hot with chutney and sambhar.