Mar 31, 2012

Vegetable Stuffed Idli Recipe

img courtesy: sree devi 
Are you bored of having the same idli again and again. Then why not try this recipe which are stuffed with some spicy vegetables which makes you happy in every bite...If your kids don't like to have idlis. i am damn sure that they will love this one. You can use any of your favorite vegetables in this. I served this with my mum's simple tomato chutney. These are healthy since they are stuffed with lots of vegetables.


Idli Batter as needed (Click here for Recipe)

For Stuffing:
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Carrot - 1 grated
Beans - 10 chopped finely
Capsicum - 1/2 chopped finely
Green Chilli - 1 chopped finely
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi- 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi- 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Oil- 1 tblspn
Mustard seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Channa dal / Kadala paruppu- 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Start by making the filling. Heat oil in a kadai. Add all the tempering ingrediants and sauté for a min.

Add in onions and green chilli and mix well. Cook for 2 mins.

Add in chilli, coriander,salt  and turmeric powder and mix well. Add in all the vegetables and sauté for 5 mins.

Pour a splash of water and mix well. Cover the pan and let it cook for 10 mins. Filling is done.

Now take your idli plates and grease it. Spoon a tblspn of batter in the bottom and spoon a tblspn of this vegetable mixture on top. Now spoon a tblspn of batter again on top. Make sure that everything is totally covered.

Put this in the idli stand and let it steam for 15 mins.

Invert it on the plate and serve with chutney.

Take all your ingrediants
Idli batter
Prep ur veggies
Add all the tempering ingrediants in oil
add in onions and green chilli
now add in salt, turmeric, chilli and coriander powder
mix well
add in all the veggies
mix well
pour a splash of water
cover and cook
till done
Now make idlis..Spoon some batter in the bottom
spoon some filling
cover with some more batter
steam it
all done


  1. Wow that's a great idea... The idli just got more nutritious.

  2. superr healthy idlies complete brekfast!!

  3. Love the fillings inside! Enjoy your weekend, Aarthi! U may like to chk out my Happy Call Recipe: Fluffy Minced Pork Omelette too :)

  4. Very innovative and healthy idea. BTW Aarthi, is that a muslin cloth on which you have poured the idli batter or some use and throw away stuff; do let me know this, I usually grease the moulds but sometimes idlies stick to it...thanks dear for the lovely share.

  5. Super presentation ..though the concept is old..loved it..

  6. vegetable stuff idlis
    looks awesome

    another way for kids to enjoy their veggies disguised as this


  7. Hi where's the recipe for the idli batter? thanks for sharing.


  8. I love ur site its totally addictive.I love ur dosas.Could u please show how to make mysore masala dosa with beetroot.

  9. Wow this is such a nice idea.....healthy and tasty at the same time.

  10. Filling in more ways than one!

  11. @Nisa Homey We don't have a non stick idli stand..So amma uses a traditional idli cooker..The cloth is a clean white cloth which she uses only for idlis..You could use muslin cloth is not use & throw cloth.Using cloth for making idli prevent the idli from sticking to the pan.

  12. @Anonymousthanks for informing that..Recipe updated..

  13. @shaluyes i will surely post that soon shalu..

  14. healthy, innovative and nutritious idli....

  15. Healthy combo and looks really good!

  16. Nice idea, idlis look awesome..

  17. WOW!! That's very innovative! Totally loved it!

  18. Healthy and delicious..loved the idea of using muslin cloth ..

  19. Those recipes look delicious! Great write up. I will give you a site where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have cantaloupe, pineapple, papaya, soursop, mango, apple. A lot of fruits and veggies. Enjoy guys!

  20. love the idea of the stuffed idlis!

  21. thats a lovely way to spice up the regular idli.. def gonna try this the next time

  22. lovely recipe and bookmarked.

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  24. Thank you for sharing. Not to many people in your position are so gracious. Your article was very poignant and understandable. It helped me to understand very clearly. Thank you for your help.

  25. Aarthi,Is that compulsory to use baking soda in Rava idli?

  26. @Ramya Madhu yes..Adding baking soda makes the idli soft and fluffy. You can add eno fruit salt too.

  27. Too gud seriously..will try it 4 sure...

  28. Hi, could you please post a recipe of white chutney.

  29. @Anonymoushere is the link for white chutney

  30. I use steel stand...can i use cloth to steam? Shud the cloth b wet?

  31. @Anonymousyes you can use steel ones, use wet cloth


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