Apr 11, 2011

Mordhan ki Idly

Mordhan ki khichadi is the most clicked recipe on my blog. So I thought of bringing some more recipes of mordhan. I  tried two variations with Mordhan today for asthami vrat. This is a steamed preparation, so is pretty light. Sanjeev liked the fried mini idly variation as he found the other one too plain.

You need:
Mordhan: two cups
Curd: 1 1/4 cup
Crushed- ginger chilly- 2 tspn.
sodium bicarbonate (meetha soda) or Eno- 1/4 tspn

  • Mix curd in mordhan, add enough water to soak it well (of idly batter consistency). Soak it for 45 min to 1 hr. The  batter would not be of fine consistency and curd and mordhan are quite separated. Let it be like that or you can slightly churn it in the mixer. 
  • Before steaming, add soda (or eno) and mix well.
  • Grease idly cast. I greased both mini idly cast and normal idly cast. Made one set of mini idlys and one set of large idlys.
Fried Mini Idly
  • The mini idlys' will splitter a little bit on steaming, so use the thick batter at the bottom. Remove it after steaming, and keep it to cool for 5 mins.
  • Remove the idlys from cast. 
  • Heat 2-3 table spoon oil, add mustard and zeera to splitter.
  • Add one chopped green chilly, 2 tspn til (sesame) seeds, 7-8 curry leaves and 1 tspn coriander powder in same order.
  • Add the mini idlys. Mix well, add 1 tspn garam masala, little bit of chopped coriander and mix well.
  • Serve hot.
Plain Idly
  • Serve large idly with green chutney and curd.


  1. how many calories are there in 1 cup mordhan

  2. Prateek, as reported on this source one cup mordhan has around 450 calories.