Category: Other
Rating: 3.75
Servings: 6


1 cup cream of wheat; quick cooking
1 cup lowfat buttermilk; plus
2 tablespoon lowfat buttermilk
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoon petite peas; thawed
1 1/2 fresh hot green chiles; stemmed and chopped
1 tablespoon peanut oil; divided use
1/4 teaspoon cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 lettuce leaves; washed and crisped

Directions: How to Cook Cream Of Wheat Cakes With Petite Peas | Rava Idli

1. Combine the cream of wheat and 1 cup buttermilk in a medium bowl. Mix well, cover, and set aside for 1 to 2 hours.

2. Stir the onion, peas, and chiles into the batter. Heat half the oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat and add the cumin and mustard. When the seeds begin to sizzle and sputter, remove from the heat. Cool slightly and fold into the batter. Stir in the remaining buttermilk, salt, and baking soda and mix well.

3. Fill a pan for steaming with water to within 1/2 inch of the steaming rack and bring to a boil. Lightly coat an 8-inch square cake pan with the rest of the oil and pour in the batter. Place the cake pan on the rack, cover, and steam until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 8 to 10 minutes.

4. Turn off the heat and let the cake rest 5 minutes. Cut it into diamonds and ease out with a metal spatula. To serve, line a basket with lettuce leaves and arrange the cakes on top. Serve hot or warm; as a side dish with salad or vegetables.

Note: This batter can also be steamed in muffin pans. You can also double the recipe and make a second idli in the same pan; just rub it with a little more oil. The idli may be steamed ahead of time and set aside up to 4 hours at room temperature or refrigerated up to 2 days. Reheat in a steamer basket.

Serve 4 to 6; 20 mins prep plus 1 to 2 hours soaking. Recipe from LAXMI'S VEGETARIAN KITCHEN, by Laxmi Hiremath. (1995: Harlow & Ratner) >Edited by Pat Hanneman >McServing 21% cff: 157 cals, 3.6 g fat.

Submitted to McRecipe 19-Mar-98

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