Masala Tatte Idli & Khara Kolkotte

For both the recipes we use the same ingredients but the method is slightly different. Hence i am putting it together. Serve it hot along with coconut chutney. My mom used to make this during festivals.

The Kolkotte dish is very popular in all iyengar houses. There is also a sweet version to this. That I will post very soon .

Tatte Stand / Plate Stand

Masala Tatte Idli

Masala Kolkotte

Ingredients for Idli Batter
  • Urad dal - 2 & 1/2 or 3 cup
  • Idly rava - 2 cup

Method for idli

  • Soak the urad dal for 5 hrs and make a smooth batter in the grinder or mixer
  • Soak the rava in the warm water for 2 minutes. If excess water drainout. Add the batter and mix it well along with salt to taste. And keep aside for ferment

Masala ingredients
  • Moong dal 1/2 cup
  • Chana dal 1/2 cup
  • Coconut small pieces - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2 , chopped
  • Coriander leaves chopped
Method for Masala
  • Soak the moong dal and chana dal for overnight.
  • Grind the moong dal and chana dal make it ruff grind (not smooth)
  • Add into idli batter and add coconut pieces, green chillies, coriander leaves
  • Mix well
Method for Masala Tatte Idli
  • Add the batter in to each plate ( plate stand u will get it in india).
  • Keep it in the pressure pan do not put pressure cooker weight. It will cook in the steam itself keep it about 10min.
Kolkotte Method

  • Add the masala into the batter and mix it well.
  • Take a small size of banana leaf and put it in the little batter and fold the one side of the banana leaf and steam cook for 10 minutes

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Finla said...

I love the first pic, beautiful and delcious.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Love it

Simplyfood said...

Thanks for adding me to your network, I am reciprocating .You have alovely blog.

Champa said...

Your Tatte stand is awesome. I miss Tatte idly, particularly from small hotels near Mysore.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow love ur thatte idli...looks prefect..

Cham said...

Kannadiga special idli- the idli mold is beautiful.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Love love thatte idly.. I cannot make it here..And kolkotte steamed on banana leaves hmmm yumyy.. Thanks for the recipe..

Unknown said...

Just reminds me of my grandmother. She always adds kadalebele to idlies. Looks perfect, Mala, I am cravings for some now :(.

Tina said...

First time here..thanku for ur comments dear...following uuuuuu..

jayasree said...

Both the idli sounds interesting. Loved the thatte idli stand.

Uma said...

looks so delicious. Never ate these before.

Padhu Sankar said...

You have a lovely blog
Tatte is new to me.Sounds interesting.

notyet100 said...

i am droolin lookin at the first pic,..and all over hungry again,..

Miri said...

I have never seen this before - what a great way to spice up the usual idli!

Raks said...

I have not seen this gadget for making thatte idly b4,thanks for sharing,nice recipe too Mala!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Hi Mala,

Firt time here......
Wow Masala Idli looks awesome..
Nice version of Idli..

Love to follow ur blog.

Check my space when u find time

with luv,

Pravs said...

this looks very nice...something new for me.

Liz said...

Hi Mala, loved going through your blog, especially the thatte idly part of it..I am from Bangalore and I am curious to find that stand. So please tell me where in Bangalore can I find the stand.


Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks Liz

You will get it all Steel Stainless Kitchen Utensils shops.

rajagopal said...

Just wanted to know where to buy that beautiful stand which you have intelligently selected which can be used for cooking as well as serving

rajagopal said...

Can you please let us know where to buy it please

rajagopal said...

Can you please guide us to know where I can buy it.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hi Rajagopal

Are you reffering to Idli tatte. If it is Idli Tatte i bought it in Mysore.