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


Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

superr healthy idlies complete brekfast!!

Blackswan said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Nisa Homey said... Best Blogger Tips

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.

SirisFood said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Meena said... Best Blogger Tips

vegetable stuff idlis
looks awesome

another way for kids to enjoy their veggies disguised as this


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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


shalu said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

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

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Filling in more ways than one!

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@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.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousthanks for informing that..Recipe updated..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shaluyes i will surely post that soon shalu..

the mad said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy Aarthi

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy, innovative and nutritious idli....

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy combo and looks really good!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice idea, idlis look awesome..

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

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

lrugel said... Best Blogger Tips

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!

Richa said... Best Blogger Tips

love the idea of the stuffed idlis!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Hemavathi Murari said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely recipe and bookmarked.

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Ramya Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

drmadee madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymoushere is the link for white chutney