Rice - 2 cup
Skinless Black Gram (Urad Dal) - 1 cup
A Pinch of Soda Bi-carbonate
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Grated Beet-root - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cups
Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
A Pinch of Salt
Fried Cashew nuts n Raisins - 3-4 tsp
Roasted Sesame Seeds - 3-4 tsp
Ghee / Oil - 2-3 tsp
Wash and soak the rice and black gram for 5-6 hrs or over night. Grind it to make a thick paste like Idli batter and again keep the batter about 4-5 hrs for fomentation. Add little Soda / Baking Soda, yogurt, add salt to your taste and mix well.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add the grated beet-root, a pinch of salt and stir fry it till it becomes dry. Remove from fire and keep aside.
Next, fry the cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown. Roast the sesame seeds till brown in colour.
Mix the grated beet-root, dry fruits, sesame seeds, sugar, vanilla essence, cinnamon powder and mix it well.
Now take a heart shape or star shape mould or any of your choice, grease it with little ghee, pour the batter into it and let it steam in the steamer for about 20-30 minutes like Idli preparation. Spread little roasted sesame seeds over the batter after 10-12 mins. Check out the cake by poking with a tooth-pick, if it comes clean then its done. Switch off the flame and keep it for more 5 mins to set. Now, care fully de-mould it and cut it in small pieces and Serve with any curry items. It goes very well with Aloo-Tomato curry.
NOTE :- 1. You can add more or less sugar as your taste.
2. Adding yogurt is optional, but is taste a good little sweet-tangy flavour.
3. You can add chopped coconut pieces also as your choice.
4. Any one can also use MTR ready-made Idli Rice powder, it also cooked very well.