We invented this unusual rice cake pizza during lockdown

The taste was unusual, too. In a good way

1y ago

If there was a restaurant that offered the most random combinations of dishes ever, I’m sure my mother would be the owner. She loves to mix two different dishes together – and rarely gets it wrong.

Her latest dish? Idly (rice cake) pizza. Did you ever think of such a thing? I certainly didn’t. I mean, why would I bother to mix a South Indian staple food with an Italian delicacy? It’s madness. Fortunately, she never saw it that way – and I’m glad for that.

If you’re wondering whether this has a pizza base, I will stop you right there. It doesn’t. The method of prepare this dish is basically toasting one side of the idly batter on a tawa and then flipping it the other way round to garnish the toasted side with vegetables, pizza sauce and cheese.

Pretty simple and definitely unique. I would’ve liked the outer layer to be on the crunchy side, but then, we would’ve had to fry it – and that would make it quite complicated. My mother likes to keep things simple and easy.

The tomato sauce and cheesy vegetable topping definitely provided the idly with a pizza-esque taste. The initial bites felt a little unreal to the tongue – as if the mind wasn’t ready to accept such a soft rice-based base with that Italian flavour. However, the toasted parts of the idly really blended well, and those were my favourite bites of this meal.

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Comments (10)

  • Looks delicious

      1 year ago
  • Your mother really needs to open a restaurant when this pandemic is over!

      1 year ago
    • Haha, trust me Amanda, I've spent my entire late teen years telling her that.

      Now, I'm guessing I'll just try and accumulate funds from DT-FT to open one for her

        1 year ago
  • I would absolutely try it! Looks delicious!

      1 year ago
    • Haha, thanks Jane!!

      I tried to provide the photo with a Pac-Man reference as well

      In case I could entice any gamers here :p

        1 year ago
    • Lol..I didn't even think about that.

        1 year ago
  • I'd love to try Idlizza.

      1 year ago
    • Would you be interested in curating the menu in our upcoming restaurant :p

        1 year ago
  • This looks amazing!

      1 year ago