I had a packet of frozen shredded coconut in the fridge for a long time, I bought it with the thought of making coconut chutney for idli, for some reason the chutney never materialized. One day I just started craving for Kueh Putu Piring, a kind of steamed rice cake with palm sugar filling that served with some fresh shredded coconut.
Since I had a batch of freshly fermented Idli batter in the fridge, I made this Sweet coconut Idli, soft and tasty. Quite close to what Kueh Putu Piring taste like, it took care of my craving and I was not the only one that feast on it, NS liked it too.
2 cup of fermented Idli Batter
100 gm palm sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
a pinch of salt
a pinch of baking soda
1. Mix palm sugar and brown sugar with 1/4 cup of water, microwave or cook in a sauce pan until sugar completely dissolved. Add a pinch of salt and shredded coconut into the syrup, blend well.
2. Scoop out the idli batter, add a pinch of baking soda, beat with a whisk until a little fluffy.
3. Heat up a steamer with a idli mould/pan in it, when the water boiling and mould become hot, add about 2 tbsp of batter in each mould, then add 1 tbsp of sweetened coconut, covered with another 1-2 tbsp of idli batter.
4. Steam for 10 minutes at high heat. Take the idli out, wait for 2-3 minutes before removing from mould.
It goes well with a cuppa Masala Chai!