oil+ghee - 2 tbspn
grated ginger - 1 tspn
hing powder - 1/2 tspn
coarsely crusheed pepper corns and jeera - 1 tspn
Veggies that can be used - Peas (fresh ones tastes good), diced carrot, capsicum, fresh maize. I used only fresh peas and carrot.
Before preparing the idlis, do the seasoning.
Take a skillet and add oil+ghee. Add the seasoning as given. Finally add the chopped veggies and cook for a minute.
Stir the seasoned veggies to the idli batter. Add 1/2 tspn of baking soda to the batter. (The original recipe says Eno fruit salt)
Spoon the batter into greased idli moulds. Steam cook for 10-15 mts. Serve with any chutney of your choice.
Tomato Ginger Thokku
I adapted tomato ginger thokku also from Viji akka's recipe. Since I was lazy to extract the juice from ginger, I grinded blanched tomatoes along with chopped ginger and proceeded with her recipe
Take a skillet and do the seasoning. Add sesame oil. Add mustard , curry leaves, hing powder. Add the tomato-ginger puree and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the spices - 1/2 tspn of red chilly powder, fenugreek and mustard powder each. Continue cooking till oil starts floating. Yes its really an easy spicy thokku.