I always stumble upon street food videos on Youtube, cheese idly was one such video which totally tempted me to recreate the same at home. Street food vendors use tomato soup powder and mushroom soup powders in many dishes, these soup powders are mixed with garam masala and chilli powder for added flavor and taste.
1 Medium Onion, 2 to 3 Green Chillies, 3 Sprigs Curry Leaves, 3 Sprigs Coriander Leaves (Fine chop all the veggies)
1 Tbsp Idly Chutney Powder Please Click Here For Recipe
1 1/2 Tbsp Tomato Soup Powder
1 Tbsp Paprika Powder or Kashmiri Chilly Powder
3 Tbsp Ghee
2 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste
1/2 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
Lime Juice and Coriander Leaves for garnish...
Heat a pan on medium flame with 2 tbsp oil. Add finely chopped onion, chillies, curry leaves and coriander fry until onion turns light pink in color.
Add tomato soup powder, chilly powder and idly podi to the onion and fry for 30 seconds or until the raw flavor from these masalas reduce.
Add 2 to 3 tbsp water to cook these masalas evenly cook on low flame for a minute. Add salt if needed since the soup powder and chutney powder already has salt I added only a pinch of salt.
Add 3 tbsp ghee to the masala spread and cook the masala in a even layer. Once the ghee and oil starts to separate from the masala, start placing the idllies and cook on low flame for a minute.
Flip the idllies to the other side and cook for another minute. Top the idllies with grated cheese cover and cook until the cheese starts to melt.
Once the cheese starts to melt dishout. Garnish with chopped coriander and lime juice serve hot...Enjoy!