Feb 16, 2015

Cocktail Idli Hearts with Coconut Chutney Shots | V-day special for Anokhi Media

Valentines Day is one of my favorite times of the year. I have always made it a point to celebrate it either by buying sweet and simple gifts for Manish and Appu, by making them some fun dishes and treats or taking a small weekend trip to some fun holiday spot...Kalahari indoor water-park at Wisconsin Dells being our most favorite! 
This year lil'Appu was also super excited about V-day as they were having a sweet party at school sharing goodie bags, cards and treats. He himself signed his name on 21 cards to gift to his pre-school mates and was uber excited about Valentines day!

Any day is a good excuse for me to make some fun sweet treats...V-day being no different. This year, instead of going the sweet treat route, I thought of trying a fun savory twist with our south-indian staple breakfast item....IDLI ;-) I have always loved the idea of cocktail idlis or mini idlis dusted with chutney powder or served with multiple chutneys etc. 

Keeping Valentines Day and everything lovey-dovey and red/pink colored in mind, I went off and made some spiced Beetroot idlis, steamed in heart shaped silicon molds and used shot glasses to serve the idlis with coconut chutney ;-) 

It was so much fun to make these and as soon as I was done photographing them my lil'Appu ate up each and every single one of these red heart idlis!! He loved them...

This fun post is published at Anokhi Media so let's check out further details there, shall we? Hope you all had a fun and love filled Valentines Day!



  1. Belated Happy Valentine day to you. The heart shaped idlis are completely out of the world.

  2. The cocktail idli looks so cute and I loved the color you gave to it with beets!!

  3. lovely color and a wonderful presentation

  4. very cute ones and loved the idea totally,perfect for valentine's dear :)

  5. Looks very cute and lovely....

  6. out of the world Manju !!! tooo cuutteee and esp with Idlii !!! wooowwww..aamaazzing


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