Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Vegetable Idli Recipe-Kid's Breakfast Recipe

Vegetable idlis are not only colorful and delicious but also very healthy. If you or your kids are bored of the regular idlis, try these colorful vegetable idlis for a change. Many parents have problem making their kids eat vegetables. By serving these idlis you can get your kids to eat vegetables. They taste amazing and your kids are sure to eat these colorful vegetable idlis. Today we will learn how to make vegetable idlis following this easy recipe.

Vegetable Idli

Easy Vegetable Idli Recipe

Vegetable Idli

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields:13-15 idlis
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast/Dinner
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Idli Batter - 3 cups
   Vegetables - 2 cups
   Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
   Salt to taste

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves finely chopped -2 tbsp


Keep idli batter ready. Follow the instructions and prepare the idli batter as given in the link . Check out Idli Batter Recipe and tips.

Vegetables you can use - carrots, beans, sweet corn, cabbage, capsicum (all colors) and potatoes.

Finely chop all the vegetables and keep it ready. Skip green chillies when preparing for kids.


Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add all the vegetables, salt needed and cook on medium flame for a few minutes stirring frequently. You do not have to cook it fully as we are going to steam it. Add coriander leaves and remove from heat.

After it cools, mix it with the idli batter. Take a ladle of batter and pour it in the idli molds.

Steam for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Variations - You can add little garam masala powder, chilli powder and coriander powder for spicy vegetable idli.

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  1. Quite nice....made this with different colored peppers and it was yumm

  2. great colorful way to make kids eat idli :)

  3. I have made idlis with palak added but these look better.

  4. Great ideas. Your list of recipes are amazing. Keep going :)

  5. Today i hv tried..realy it came out wel nd also my lil one loved it��..thanks for ur recipe...

  6. Hi Padhu

    I regularly read your recipes nd cook..It comes well...Thank you

  7. Nice recipe .. you are great..

  8. Hi,

    I mixed the veggies to the idli batter before fermenting by mistake. Will that taste bad after fermenting?


    1. Ohh, you should not do that. Just check by smelling it. If you get bad smell from the batter, it is spoiled.Otherwise use it within a day or two.Refrigerate the batter.


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