Monday, May 5, 2014

Vegetable Idli Recipe | Idli Varieties | Breakfast Recipes

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vegetable idli
I always look for interesting Breakfast options as that is my favorite meal of the day.I cannot stick to the same dish every time as I get bored of it.I like to eat Idli but I do not prefer to eat it in the same form in a row for breakfast.I always try to prepare various options with it and make it more interesting.If you are someone like me, try this Vegetable Idli for a change instead of regular idli.It is a great way to sneak vegetables for your kids.
vegetable idli

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vegetable idli

Vegetable Idli Recipe:
yields: 12 idlis
Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins | Total time: 30 mins + cooling time
Cuisine: South Indian | Category : Breakfast

Ingredients:
3 cups Idli batter
12-15 Cashew nuts,split into two halves
1/4 tsp cooking soda
1 tbsp Ghee
for vegetable mixture:
1 medium Carrot,finely chopped
1/4 cup Cabbage,finely chopped
10-12 French Beans,finely chopped
1 small Capsicum,finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh/frozen Green Peas
2 tbsp grated fresh Coconut
1 medium Onion,finely chopped
2-3 tbsp chopped Coriander
a sprig of Curry leaves,chopped
2 tsp Green chilli paste
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:
to prepare Vegetable mixture:
  • Heat ghee in a kadai and add halved cashew nuts and fry them until light golden in color.Remove and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add finely chopped onions,curry leaves and saute until it is slight pink in color.Add green chilli paste to it and fry well.
  • Add chopped carrots,beans and green peas and fry well for 4-5 mins until they are slightly cooked.
  • Add chopped cabbage and capsicum and fry for another 2-3 mins.You don't need to make the vegatables really soft,if they are slightly crunchy its fine as we steam the batter they will get cooked nicely.
  • Add enough salt and mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool a bit.
  • Add coriander,grated coconut to it and mix well. 
to prepare Vegetable Idli:
  • Add fried vegetable mixture to the batter and mix well.
    Add cooking soda to a ladle and mix it with a tsp of water and add this to the batter and mix it well,the batter becomes bit light.
    Grease the idli plates with oil and place roasted cashew nuts and pour a ladle of idli batter until each impression is filled 3/4th.
    Steam it in idli steamer or pressure cooker(with out whistle) for 10-12 mins.Let it rest for another 5 mins.
    With a idli spoon cleanly remove the idlis.Dip the idli spoon in water in between which helps to remove the idlis easily from the plate.

 vegetable idli
Notes:
  • You can use the same batter to make vegetable dosa.Make the dosas bit thick like uthappam and roast until crisp on one side.
  • Adding cooking soda is a must otherwise the idlis come out hard.So in order to get soft and fluffy idlis we should add cooking soda to the batter.
  • You can use idli batter either prepared with Idli rice or Idli rava to prepare these idlis.But I prefer to use the batter made up of Idli rice.
vegetable idli

5 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

healthy dish.. my cousin does this to her fussy vegetable eating son..

anita menon said...

This looks amazing as well. Have to try this.

Priti S said...

Yum ...looks so tempting ...one of my fav too

Sireesha Puppala said...

looks like a healthy option for breakfast! lovely pictures out there

SARADA DEVI said...

IDLI IS REALLY A HEALTH ITEM AS IT IS STEAM COOKED AND NO OIL IS USED FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE BREAKFAST NICE TO SEE THE VARIETIES OF THE IDLI ,WELL PRESENTED WITH NICE CLICK,

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