I love idli as well as cakes, some days back i thought to mix them both and make a version of idli cake for breakfast. Its a sure short hit at my home, my hubby and son both liked it a lot. You can also name it as choco idli or maida idli, but this name Choco Idli Cake is given by my little one, and we prefer it in this way...These soft and melt in mouth cakes are egg less and butter less, so u don't have to worry about too much calories..Also if u do not have a oven or microwave, this is ur answer to small bite size cakes using idli maker. So try it out and enjoy.. :-)
- All purpose flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
- Sugar powder - 1 cup
- Milk - 1 cup
- Condensed Milk - 1 tbsp
- Oil - 1/2 cup
- Baking Powder - 1 .5 tsp
- Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
- A pinch of salt
- Honey - 1.5 tsp
- Coco powder - 2 tsp
- Add water to the idli maker cover the lid and heat it on low flame for 10 minutes.
- In the mean time, Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar powder with salt and sift 2 to 3 times.
- This process is to incorporate everything together.
- Combine oil, milk, honey and condensed milk.
- Now slowly fold in the sifted flour. Mix everything gently to avoid lumps.
- Divide the batter in to two. Add coco powder in one part.
- Lightly grease the idli plates in oil and dust with all purpose flour.
- Take one spoon of white batter then add the coco batter and make design on top of the white batter. Fill each cavities in the similar way.
- Do not add too much batter as it will increase in volume on steaming.
- Place the plates in idli maker, cover the lid and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.
- Check by inserting a toothpick or fork, if it comes out clean then our cakes are ready.
- Turn out the flame and leave it for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the idli plates from the idli maker carefully.
- Let it come to room temperature and then remove each idli cakes carefully. Serve and enjoy.. :-)