VERMICELLI is a type of pasta, round in section and somewhat thinner than spaghetti. Vermicelloni ("thick vermicelli") is less common, and about the same size as fedelini Both are thinner than spaghettini .
I wanted to cook something new dish for evening snack so i thought of doing vermicelli idli i had heard of this idli but never tried it,so i gave it a shot.Raghu AND MY SON liked it so i can cook it any time either for breakfast or evening snack.
VERMICELLI - 1 1/2 CUP
RAVA (WHEAT SOOJI/SEMOLINA)- 3/4 CUP
YOGURT- 2 CUP
PINCH OF ASFOETIDA
MUSTARD SEEDS - 1/2 SPN
URAD DAL - 1/2 SPN
CURRY LEAVES - 5-6 LEAVES
CORIANDER LEAVES - 1 CUP
GREEN CHILLIES - 4-5
GHEE - 1 TSPN
PINCH OF BAKING SODA
FRY BOTH VERMICELLI AND RAVA SEPARATELY IN GHEE TILL THEY TURN GOLDEN YELLOW.
MIX BOTH OF THEM IN CURD,If the vermicelli and rava soaks well, the idlis come out very soft. Add more curd if the batter becomes too dry.
Add salt, coriander leaves and green chilies (cut into small pieces).
Heat oil and add mustard seeds and urad daal when mustard starts popping and urad daal becomes brownish, add curry leaves, baking soda and a pinch of asafoetida. Add this seasoning to the batter and mix well.
Put the batter in greased idli stand and steam them.
YOU CAN SERVE THE HOT IDLIS WITH CHUTNEY POWDER /SAMBHAR
I have just posted this food entry in sara's blog so you can check it out