Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tricolor Idly | Variety Idly

For this week BM, i have chose the theme as "Festival Recipe" in this month. As India is celebrating its 68th republic day on Jan 26,i have tried this tricolor idly to celebrate the occasion.Not only these idlis are looking cute, it's more healthy and tasty than the regular idlis. Here i have used carrot to get the saffron color and coriander leaves for green color. But you can use any greens(just blanch them & use) in this recipe.

Tricolor Idli

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsMakes :
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Idli Batter - 2 cups
Carrot - 1
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece
Pearl onion -1
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Green chili - 1
Oil - 1/2 tsp

Grate the carrot and then finely chopped the ginger and pearl onion. Heat a pan with oil, add the onions & ginger ,saute till onions becomes translucent.Then add carrot along with salt and saute till the raw smell leaves.Let it cool completely. Divide the batter into 3 equal parts and add the carrot mixture into one of those and mix well.In a mixie/blender jar, add the coriander leaves,green chili & salt and grind into coarse mixture(without adding water) and add into the idly batter and mix well.Now pour the batter into the idly mould.Steam it for 8-10 mins.That's tasty Tricolor idly is ready.Serve it with Chutney or Sambar.
  • Sauteing the carrot helps to remove the raw flavor of carrot.
  • After sauteing, if you want, puree the carrot and add into idly batter.
  • Add more or less of carrot or coriander leaves as per your liking.
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  1. It's a good time to post these. Let me see whether I can whip something up for 26th.

  2. Very cute and must try Tricolour rocks..

  3. Perfect recipe for a great occasion. Love these flavored idlis.

  4. what a great idea to add variety to the idli's

  5. Thats a very pretty plating, tricolour idli looks fabulous and super soft.

  6. Beautifully made colorful idlies!! Great idea to use veggies for the colors!

  7. lovely, i like the Republic Day spirit.The idlis look nice and spongy.

  8. Beautiful idlis. Love the idea and the plating.

  9. Love the idea of making this tri color idlis. They look so colorful and flavorful.

  10. beautifully made idli and love the idea. So patriotic :)