Friday, August 9, 2013

Schezwan Idli With A Review

Being a food blogger one thing is sure that we love props. One site that gives you ample choices in food props is As the name says it not on any high street and thus you get everything at affordable prices (ah! a dream come true) :-) Well they cater not just into kitchen stuffs but also possess  fashion, baby, garden, home living and many more categories. What I like most about this site is that it also specialises in personalised gifts. Whenever it is our wedding anniversary or some special occasion I literally bang my head thinking what to buy for Mr. Husband, but now I know that my search will get over here. So all you people when your husbands’ asks you what you want as gift-you just show him :)

Thus when they asked me to review the site, I just jumped at the opportunity and took 2 days to decide what should I take as the this site is heaven for food bloggers; there is so much to see that you will surely end up picking something. I took three bowls and 1 plate and I totally adore them (lucky me!). All of them are hand painted and have such beautiful designs and colours. You have got to look at their site NOW.

Blue waves and red flower print bowls
Beautiful frill bowl and lovely flowery plate

I chose to make schezwan idli and these cute bowls were icing on the cake. I love basic idli fry and I love it so much that I whenever I make idli I make some extra so as to enjoy them later. This time I gave a Chinese makeover to the leftover idlis and all I can say is that is so very perfect for monsoons -spicy, tangy and hot:-) I made schezwan sauce months back and it was one of my popular post. I use the same sauce to make this dish and yummy is word. This is quick party snack and will be enjoyed by everyone. I will quickly move to the recipe.

5-8 idlis
3 green chillies slit
1 tomato chopped
2 onions chopped
5-8 curry leaves
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon lime juice
4 tablespoon schezwan sauce (recipe here)
½ teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon oil

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let it crackle.
Then add curry leaves and green chillies. Wait for 20 seconds.
Mix in onions and sauté till onions are half cooked.
Mix in tomato, coriander powder, idli, salt and sugar. Stir well and cooked covered for 1 minute.
Then add in the schezwan sauce ,soy sauce, lime juice and stir. Cook covered for 1 minute.
Lastly coat the idlis with sesame seeds and serve.

Do not overcook onions as it will turn mushy.
Add bell peppers with onion for added taste.
Increase or decrease the use of schezwan sauce as per taste.

Spicy and crunchy.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or told to write positive review. The post is based on my experience and is unbiasedWith thanks to for sending these props to review.


  1. both your idlis and bowls look fab.

  2. Both are stunning, the bowls and the delicious dish sitting inside.

  3. Idlis in those bowls looks great!

  4. Idlis are simply awesome and the bowls are really cute...

  5. Great bowls and recipe! You are right, we food bloggers are always on teh lookout for pretty tableware ;)

  6. Loved the bowls... n loved ur clicks too :) Super flavors...

  7. Delicious yummy idlis. And the bowls look cute.

  8. Different preparation (apart from idly upma) and looks colourful too! Luv the fact that it is schezwan flavoured

  9. Love those cute looking bowls & the yummy idlis too !

  10. such lovely bowls, schezwan idlis make our mouth water, so yummy :-)

  11. Really? Good to know that Shruti:) Thanks again:)

  12. yummy idlis and these bowls are looking gorgeous !!

  13. What unique idea. Love it. -Preethi


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