Idli is the healthiest breakfast option one can think of in the morning. The look of soft, fluffy steamed idlis can totally make your mornings. However, working couples opt for roadside shops or restaurants for idlis to satisfy their taste buds. The reason being the process of making the batter. It requires soaking the rice and dal overnight, which makes it mandatory to plan in advance. Further,grinding the dal and rice and making the batter is a time consuming process.
Therefore, more and more companies are now coming up with instant mixes for idli and other South Indian recipes.
I recently came across this Gits Rice Idli mix. The best part of the product is that you can just mix it in water instead of curd like a few other products in the category.The product also offered free sambhar mix in the pack (which promised to make 4 cups of sambhar).
As the instructions on the pack read, I mixed the mix in water and the batter came out really smooth. I used my microwave for steaming the idlis. You can use a pressure cooker also for the same.
For steaming the idlis in the microwave, there is a special microwave idli steamer and cooker which I have, perfect for steaming idlis, dhoklas and rice. The results are surprisingly good everytime I steam anything in it and is my favourite when steaming idlis or vegetables. You just have to put about 2 small cups of water and steam the idlis for about 4 minutes. You might grease the plates. However, its not always necessary.
Idlis with Gits Instant Idli Mix came up extremely soft and fluffy with an authentic South Indian flavour to it. This kind of idlis are a sure winner every morning :)
Lets evaluate the Pros & Cons :
Extremely soft and fluffy Idlis
Authentic South Indian Flavour
No need to add curd, only water does the magic
Ready in a jiffy (if using the microwave, only flat 6 mins)
Well, I did not find anything :) I am quite satisfied with the product.
However, it would have been better if the measurements were given in terms of cup measurement rather than proportions been given in terms of grams. It just makes life a little more simpler. :P
With Zero cholesterol and zero oil used, it is definitely one of the healthiest breakfast one can think of in the mornings. :)
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Disclaimer: The product was sent by the company for a review. However, the views are completely personal and honest !