Chlorophyl Idli or Kottaku Butta

The Chlorophyl Idli or Kottaku Butta is nutritious since it's cooked in green leaves. It's ideal to be packed during travel since it does not spoil for 48 -72 hours. IngredientsFor the batterRaw rice rawa: two cupsIdli dal (urad dal): One cupSalt to tasteCarrot, peeled and grated: one cup Coriander leaves, chopped: optional (for stuffed idli)For making Butta (basket)Tender leaves of jackfruit tree or badam leavesPieces of thin toothpicksMethod(i) BatterSoak idli dal in water for one hour. Soak raw rice rawa for half an hour. Grind the soaked idli dal, wash the soaked raw rice rawa and mix it with salt.Add this to ground idli dal.(ii) Butta (basket)Take four tender leaves of jackfruit tree and join them at the base with thin toothpick pieces; then lift the ends of the leaves to form a basket by joining the edges. Make about 12 such buttas.(iii) Preparing the chlorophyll idli Take the butta and place three to four spoonfuls of the batter into it. Place the buttas in one plate of the idli stand and steam it in the idli cooker for 10 minutes.Stuffed idliFor children, a stuffing of grated carrot with a few chopped coriander leaves can be added to the batter to give colour and flavour to the idli. Serve idlis hot with imli chutney or coconut chutney.Satya BabuSainikpuriCongratulations Satya Babu! You have won a gift hamper from Priya Foods Ltd. Please come and collect your prize between 2-4p.m., along with a photo ID, at Metro Plus, The Hindu, Begumpet. Ph: 55667587.Satya BabuRecipe of the weekDo you have a recipe that is original and innovative? Mail it to us and Chef Khosla, Executive Chef, Taj Krishna will pick the best of the lot. Every week, one winner will walk away with a gift hamper from Priya Foods Ltd. Mail to: Recipe of The Week, Metroplus, The Hindu, Begumpet Road, Hyderabad - 500 016 OR hydphoto@ thehindu.co.in on or before Wednesday June 14, noon. Your entry should have your address and contact number.

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