Sunday, March 20, 2011

Carrot Idli | How to dress up Idlis | Indian Breakfast Recipes

Well this is not exactly a dish with cooked Idlis, but rather with the batter that is a day or two old. Normally when we grind Idli batter, the idlis are made the same day, else it tends to get sour, especially in this summer. So that's when we think of doing these dressing up the idlis before they are steamed, which makes it more interesting. If you see my previous post on Plain Onion Idli or Sauteed Masala Idli, it is a quick way to dress up a soured idli batter.

It was typically one of those days when I didn't have an idea on what to make for us. With Kid's lunch or breakfast, if I haven't planned ahead, somehow I end up making something they like and they are packed off to school. Then comes the thought of breakfast for the adults at home. Sometime back I had used grated carrot to make Carrot Coconut Idli with Idli Rava, but somehow I had felt the carrot wasn't enough in the batter. So this time decided to make something new by adding pureed carrot to the batter and seasoning it.

It was a rush hour and I just couldn't find time to take pictures step by step, but I really wished I did, seeing the end result. The idlis turned out so pretty, very colourful. 



Carrot Idli ~ Dressed up Idli with Carrot puree

Ingredients Needed:

Idli batter - enough to make 8 idlis
Carrot puree - made from 2 big carrots, almost 1 & 1/2 puree
Onions - 1 medium
Green Chilis - 2 medium

For seasoning

Mustard seeds, urad dal  - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves -  4 -5 nos
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp

Method to prepare:

Check this post to know how to make Idlis
Wash and roughly chop the carrots and puree them using little water.
Mix the carrot puree to the idli batter. Add the finely chopped onions and green chilies.
Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, let it splutter. Then add channa dal and curry leaves.
When the dals are browned lightly, add it to the batter and mix well.
Grease your Idli plate with oil/ghee, pour a ladle full of this batter into the moulds and steam them as you would do with your regular idlis. I did for about 15 mins.
Once done, allow them to cool down a bit before removing them from plates.
Serve with your favorite chutney.


Other Idli varieties

How to make Idlis
14 Idlies and Sambar
Kanchipuram Idli
Carrot Coconut Idli with Idli Rava
Idly in microwave
Masala Idli
Plain Onion Idli
Sauteed Masala Idli

Interesting Chutneys that makes a great combo

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20 comments :

Divya.M said...

sure i can make my daughter eat this orange idlis.....wonderful recipe....

Sanctified Spaces said...

This is a useful recipe Valli.So much better than plain idlis.

Smita said...

healthy and flavourful idlies sri...

Vimitha Anand said...

They look so lovely... And it would have tasted so different from the regular idlis...

Archana said...

Looks good.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Healthy idlis.... Looking good. Lovely color from the carrots....

Anonymous said...

GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE!!
The recipe for carrot idli is from here

http://ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/carrot-idli.html

Rachel

Santosh Bangar said...

nice and innovative idea for idly

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

So inviting and healthy idlis !!

Srivalli said...

Thank you friends.

Anon Rachel Thanks for leading me to a wonderful blog. First, this was my first visit to the blog you sited, next the recipe given there is completely different from mine.

Second I normally never entertain rude anonymous comments, just because your wrote a name doesn't actually mean you gave your true identity. I don't think I have to give credit when there is none to give.

kanthi said...

Colourful n healthy idlis,love them.

divya said...

So inviting and healthy idlis !!

dr.antony said...

Never seen such colorful Idlis !It fits the mood of Holi !

Tina said...

healthy n colourful idli...

Shobha said...

Good idea of making idlis with different flavours...very innovative.

Leena said...

Very innovative idea to feed kids,i think my son will love this...thanks for sharing...

Priya said...

Catchy idli, kid's friendly idli for the sure..

Smitha said...

very tempting and healthy one for the kids!....they will even love the color!
Smitha
Smitha's Spicy Flavors

Usha said...

woow.... colorful idli! love the color

Cham said...

I guess it is great way to sneak carrot and make it more attractive for kids. Good one Valli!

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