Idli Pizza / taht pizza / Rice batter base pizza

I was called for a high tea session at my son's school for some launch they had planned. They had a small event with select parents from each class. I was fortunate to be picked up for one reason, they had invited the best caterers to serve on live counters. Well...i dont mean to say that is all that caught my attention, but I ended up learning 3 to 4 new dishes, with the chef happy to demonstrate me while other parents were busy checking syllabus and how my child can be one up with others with the teachers. 
I got this recipe from there where they were serving it under the name of "taht pizza" which literally means in marathi plate pizza. The reason the guy called it taht pizza is because you need to serve it in steel plates as per him..well whatever, I learnt the recipe for one reason that kids were gobbling down the pizza heartily which meant it was a kid friendly recipe and way better than the maida based pizzas I am sharing the actual recipe here and as common sense suggests you are free to add more toppings and variations :)

3 to 4 cups Idli Batter (2 cups rice to 1 cup Split black dal /urad dal, soaked in water, ground and fermented overnight)
1 onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 bunch of coriander finely chopped
1 tspn chat masala
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn green chillies finely chopped
1 tspn sambhar masala
2 tbsp Butter
grated cheese
salt to taste
1) Cook the idlis in large plates (dhokla plate will do ) in a steamer.
2) Remove them, while they are still warm, apply butter
3) Sprinkle with onion, tomatoes, salt, red chilli powder
4) In another plate, mix the coriander with sambhar masala, chat masala and green chillies
5) Sprinkle the coriander mixture and grated cheese. Cut in quarters and serve piping hot.


Unknown said…
i too have tried this idli pizza in cake pan :) your looks so yummy and delicious dear :) love the topping :)
Totally innovative. .loved the version Pradnya..and will surely try it..may be I will give it another twist..have some batter in the frig...will try it today itself.
Unknown said…
wow that is innovative!!! very nicely done!!

Priya Suresh said…
Idli pizza, the name itself makes me drool.. Excellent creation Pradnya.
wow !! this is soo cool..will try. sure kids will like it. i make oothappam n cut as triangles saying dosa pizza. this shud be cool.
Kalyani said…
thats totally a clever version of pizza .. I do have idli atta left over most of the time at home.. will try this soon !
Chef Mireille said…
what a unique idli variation for pizza
Janani said…
wow nice idea very very innovative love the way they have turned out fluffy and delicious.
Pavani said…
What a delicious spin on good old idlis.. yumm!!
Srivalli said…
That surely sounds so tempting Pradnya..imagine getting a dish that kids would gobble down..
Gayathri Kumar said…
Very innovative recipe. And I think it could be a kid's fav with the cheese and other toppings...
Archana said…
Ho wow. I love this. Great way to get idlis in my kids tiffin without any complaints and the associated tantrums. Thanks a lot.
Harini R said…
very innovative!! My grandma even today says that our uthappam can be styled as an Indian pizza instead of going in for the 'unhealthy' flour based one!!
preeti garg said…
Wow.. look so delicious and tasty
Padmajha said…

so innovative Pradnya! Love the texture and kids will love this with the cheese on top...
This is so innovative! The kids would love this...We could also smear it with some tomato chutney (for pizza sauce) and then put the toppings.
Rajani S said…
I can imagine yu alking to the caterers while the other parents are trying to figure out how to make their kids champion no.1 :-)))...Anyway, this is a great idli recipe :)
veena said…
wow!This is such an innovative dish...looks great!
Anonymous said…
Love your touch to the mundane idlis.
Suma Gandlur

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