Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Raja with Stuffed Idlis

Today is the start of Raja festival for Oriyas. It is a special occasion for girls. Girls get to wear new clothes and spend time with friends - dancing, singing and swinging. Lots of adhoc swings (ropes hung out from tall trees)  come up during this time. There is a lot of pithas (Oriya sweets) made during these 3 days of Raja celebration. This is my simple recipe to celebrate this great festival.

Ingredients
Urad Dal - 1 cup
Idli Rice - 1 cup
Salt to taste

For the filling
2 tablespoon of paneer (fresh, home made paneer)
2 tablespoon of gur/brown sugar (sugar will work too)
1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
1 pod of elaichi

How To
Soak the Ural dal and Idli rice overnight.  Grind it and leave it for few hours for it to ferment.

Mix the paneer, brown sugar, shredded coconut and elaichi well. You can cook on the stove top for a few minutes. I just microwaved it for 2 minutes.

Pour the batter into the mold. Add the filling on the top and steam the idlis as required for regular idlis.

Serve fresh. It tastes great with warm milk too.

58 comments:

  1. Happy Raja dear. These stuffed idlis looks simply mouth watering. Very new to me and a must trier :)

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  2. Happy Raja. These sweetmeats look lovely!

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  3. Happy Raja.
    I am missing all these after marriage.Any way yummy idlies

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  4. Happy Raja and the idlis look lovely

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  5. happy Raja festival Somoo. did you also hung swings for your daughter? the idlis look lovel;y very new but looks mouth watering.

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  6. Never tried stuff one..looks gud...enjoy the festive days

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  7. Wow wat a tempting filling, Happy raja and the idlies looks fabulous..

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  8. Happy Raja festival Idli recipe sounds fabulous and very new to me enjoy the festival Dear

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  9. Dear Somoo
    Happy Raja and thank you for the recipe..I also quickly had a look at the last year Pitha and the Arisha pitha too.
    These recipes are pending against ur name.( last 1 year)
    1. Mahura
    2. ChinchaDa
    3. Atakali pitha

    Have a nice week

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  10. Happy Raja to you and your family Somoo

    My nickname is Raja :) My mom's in town. We had a debate sparked off by idli. I said that even 'healthy food' food could be made tasty. I had adding flavours to idli in mind when I said this. And then you posted something on the same lines. Quite a coincidence

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  11. Happy festival wishes... Stuffed idli sounds interesting.

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  12. Dear Somoo,
    Happy Raja to you.Stuffed idlis look very delicious.Will try it soon.

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  13. Never tried idlis this way..looks yumm

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  14. Thanx for sharing the info about this festival :)
    Idli looks so soft and spongy..loved the stuffing

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  15. Happy Raja! These sweet flavourful idlis look so delicious :-)

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  16. Wow!I never knew you could do something like this..I will definitely give it a try:)

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  17. happy raja somoo.stuffing something sweet and with paneer is how u can make a boring idli interesting.

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  18. Idea of stuffing idlies never occured to me...great idea..can stuff it with other ingredients as well, i guess

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  19. Happy Raja to you dear....The Idlis look perfect

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  20. Very interesting idlis recipe! Quiet late to wish u Happy Raja!

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  21. Hi Somoo,
    first my wishes (belated, somehow missed this)for the Raja festival...I remember we too played on the swing during our childhood days in Cuttack...just remembering the song...aasila raja barasaku thore...the rest can't remember.
    You must be missing the flavour of this occasion being far away from home.
    Cheers...

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  22. Stuffed idly sounds great!! Can't wait to try

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  23. Wow..I would luv to have the Raja festival. Stuffed idli looks yummy ,have book marked it ,will try soon:).

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  24. I love the fun festival and miss it a lot!

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  25. Happy Raja dear. Idlies look very cute and tasty.

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  26. Love these idlies.looks nice :)

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  27. happy raja somoo...and nice idea to stuff idli...and stuffing too is very nice..

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  28. Happy Raja:) Stuffed idlies sounds so unique and interesting to me:)

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  29. wow stuffed idlis look great..Happy Raja to you!

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  30. Wow.. never knew abt this festival before. Good to know it from you. Lovely dish dear :)

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  31. Love the stuffing..very delicious and innovative recipe..bookmarked!

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  32. Parita - thanks! Let me know when u try...

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  33. Hope you had a good "Raja" festival. And this stuffed idli can beat the best idlis of the world. I just love the idea of it being stuffed.

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  34. Firstly I must congratulate you for maintaining this Oriya Food blog ..... I have been looking for Odiya food blogs n must say you have a gr8 one.
    Gr8 recipes !!

    Regards,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  35. Hey.....i am eagerly looking forward to your next recipe......post something special for the monsoons....

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  36. Happy Raja to you.
    Yummy idlies. They look so tempting. I need to try this version ASAP. :-)

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  37. Stuffed Idli's looks so delicious, first time here, you have lots of mouthwatering recipes, following you:-)

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  38. Happy Raja festival Somoo...thanks for sharing this authentic recipe

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  39. Wonderful and unique recipe. I have prepared idli several times but not stuffed idli. You have prepared very nicely and the idlis looks delicious and mouth watering. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

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  40. A different idly dear.. Looks fluffy and nice.. Raja festival is new to me.. Hope you had a blast during your yesteryears

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  41. Hi somoo...hope u r doing fine :) I missed many of your posts, with try to catch up soon.stuffed idli sounds unique and authentic.

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  42. thanks guys... Will be posting soon again... See you later....

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  43. here after a long time.......so many yummy recipes you have posted recently Somoo...
    this stuffed idly i love , but never had it with paneer ...just the jaggery n coconut is what i use.

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  44. The stuffed idlis are truly delicious, never tasted this before..

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