Chocolate Strawberry Idli Recipe: A Dreamy and Decadent Dessert

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Looking for a unique and delicious twist on traditional idlis? Try this Chocolate Strawberry Idli recipe! It takes the classic idli batter and adds a burst of flavor with fresh, juicy strawberries and decadent chocolate. The dish is finished off with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, chopped pistachios, and even more strawberries for a flavorful and eye-catching presentation. Whether you’re looking for a sweet breakfast or a tasty dessert, these Chocolate Strawberry Idlis are sure to satisfy your cravings!

Chocolate Strawberry Idli

The Chocolate Strawberry Idli recipe is a perfect way to surprise your loved one on a special occasion like an anniversary or a birthday. Imagine serving a plate of these delightful, heart-shaped idlis with a side of steaming hot coffee or tea to your significant other to start their day with a burst of sweetness and love. The combination of the soft and fluffy idlis, fresh strawberries, Hershey’s kisses, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup is sure to impress and make them feel extra special. The added touch of pistachios and cinnamon sugar adds a lovely crunch and a hint of spice to this already delightful breakfast surprise. So, go ahead and try out this new fusion recipe to show your affection to your loved one in a unique and memorable way!

Ingredients List

Chocolate Strawberry Idli

Idli batter

The main ingredient in this recipe is idli batter, it gives the dish a soft and fluffy texture while providing a slightly sour flavor, typical of fermented batters.

Strawberries

They add a fruity and sweet flavor, as well as a pleasant aroma, to the dish.

Hershey kisses or preferred chocolate

Hershey’s kisses give a rich and decadent chocolate flavor to the idlis, with a smooth and creamy texture. You can use any other chocolate of your preference too.

Cinnamon sugar

It adds a hint of warm spice and sweetness to the dish, balancing the flavors of chocolate and strawberries.

Chocolate chips and Ghee

Ghee infused chocolate syrup made with chocolate chips adds a creamy and decadent topping to the idlis.


Chopped pistachios

They provide a nutty flavor, as well as a crunchy texture, adding a contrast to the soft idlis.

Step By Step Instructions

Firstly, wash and chop the strawberries and set them aside.


After that, to make the chocolate syrup, microwave 1/4 cup of chocolate and then add in 1 tablespoon of ghee.

Then mix them well and set aside.


Then in a separate mixing bowl, add 2 cups of idli batter and the chopped strawberries.

Chocolate Strawberry Idli

Gently mix the batter and set it aside until your idli plates get ready.


Then grease the idli molds with some oil or ghee.

Chocolate Strawberry Idli

Then add 1 tablespoon of idli batter into each mold and add a Hershey’s Kiss chocolate in each mold.

Chocolate Strawberry Idli

Cover the chocolate with more batter.

Chocolate Strawberry Idli


Then steam the idlis in a steamer for 15-20 minutes on high flame.

Chocolate Strawberry Idli


After 20 minutes, remove the idlis from the moulds.

Chocolate Strawberry Idli

Then sprinkle some cinnamon sugar, chocolate syrup, chopped pistachios, and chopped strawberries on top of them.


Your delicious and unique Chocolate Strawberry Idlis are now ready to enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Chocolate Strawberry Idli

To serve the delicious chocolate strawberry idli, you can arrange them on a plate and garnish with some chopped pistachios, cinnamon sugar, and fresh strawberries. You can also drizzle some chocolate syrup on top to add more sweetness and richness to the dish. This unique and flavorful breakfast item is perfect for a special occasion or just a cozy morning at home. You can also serve them together as an idli platter with fried or masala idlis and chutneys for a contrast. Serve it with some hot coffee or chai for a complete meal. Enjoy the delightful combination of chocolate and strawberries in a classic Indian dish with a modern twist!

Storage Instructions

The Chocolate Strawberry Idli can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To store, allow the idlis to cool to room temperature and then transfer them to the container. Before refrigerating, cover the idlis with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. When ready to eat, reheat the idlis in a steamer or microwave until heated through. It is important to note that the texture and flavor may slightly change upon reheating. It is best to consume the idlis fresh for the best taste and texture.

Chocolate Strawberry Idli Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Ravi Kumar and Qintarah Khan Course: DessertCuisine: South Indian, IndianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Chocolate Strawberry Idli recipe is a sweet twist on the classic idli dish, combining idli batter, chopped strawberries and Hershey’s kisses topped with chocolate syrup, pistachios, and cinnamon sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2 Idli batter

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Strawberries, chopped

  • Hershey kisses or preferred chocolate

  • 1 Tbsp 1 cinnamon sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chocolate chips

  • 1 Tbsp 1 ghee

  • 2 Tbsp 2 chopped pistachios

Directions

  • Wash and chop the strawberries and set them aside.
  • To make the chocolate syrup, microwave 1/4 cup of chocolate and then add in 1 tablespoon of ghee. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 cups of idli batter and the chopped strawberries. Gently mix the batter and set it aside.
  • Grease the idli molds with some oil or ghee. Add 1 tablespoon of idli batter into each mold and add a Hershey’s Kiss chocolate in each mold. Cover the chocolate with more batter.
  • Steam the idlis in a steamer for 15-20 minutes on high flame.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the idlis from the molds and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar, chocolate syrup, chopped pistachios, and chopped strawberries on top of them.
  • Your delicious and unique Chocolate Strawberry Idlis are now ready to enjoy!

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FAQs

What is Idli batter?

Idli batter is a mixture of ground rice and lentils that is used to make a popular South Indian steamed cake called idli.

Can I use a different type of chocolate instead of Hershey’s kisses?

Yes, you can use any type of chocolate that you prefer, such as dark chocolate or milk chocolate.

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries, but make sure to thaw and drain them before chopping.

Can I make the idlis ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the idlis ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

How do I reheat the idlis?

To reheat the idlis, you can steam them again for a few minutes or microwave them for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Can I skip the cinnamon sugar and use only chocolate syrup and chopped pistachios for topping?

Yes, you can customize the toppings according to your taste preferences.

Can I make this recipe without a steamer?

No, a steamer is necessary to cook the idlis properly, but you can use a makeshift steamer if you don’t have a proper one.

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