Nutritious Stuffed Idlis

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Even though idlis are nourishing breakfast foods, the accompanying coconut chutney adds on extra calories and fat. So here's a colourful idli recipe that's packed with the goodness of vegetables and served with delicious low calorie chutney made without using coconut. Here's to healthy and delicious eating!

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Nutritious Stuffed Idlis recipe - How to make Nutritious Stuffed Idlis

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 15 idlis
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    For the idli batter

    1. Wash and soak the idli rawa and poha in water for at least 2 hours.
    2. Wash the urad dal thoroughly and soak it in water for at least 2 hours.
    3. Blend the rice semolina and poha in a blender to make a smooth batter.
    4. Grind the urad dal separately to a smooth paste using a little water.
    5. Mix the two batters and add salt. Cover and keep aside for 6 to 8 hours for fermenting.

    For the stuffing

    1. Coarsely grind the mixed vegetables in a blender without using any water.
    2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the green chillies, curry leaves, urad dal and mustard seeds and sauté for a few seconds.
    3. When the seeds crackle, add the vegetables and salt and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Divide the stuffing into 15 equal portions. Keep aside.

    How to proceed

    1. Place a spoonful of the idli batter into each greased idli mould.
    2. Place a portion of the stuffing over the idli batter.
    3. Pour a spoonful of idli batter to cover the stuffing on each idli mould.
    4. Steam for 10 to 12 minutes. Wait for 1 minute and take out the idlis.

    Low Calorie Green Chutney, Hari Chutney – Diabetic Friendly 
    Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam 

    Nutrient values per idli
    Amt29 gm
    Energy65 kcal
    Protein2.0 gm
    Cho13.3 gm
    Fat0.4 gm
    Vit A61.5 mcg
    Vit C1.7 mg
    Calcium10.8 mg
    Iron0.6 mg
    F. Acid7.8 mcg
    Fibre0.4 gm

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    Nutritious Stuffed Idlis
     on 07 Dec 12 10:24 AM

    Healthy idli with a mixed vegetable stuffing. I made the low cal green chutney too.
    Nutritious Stuffed Idlis
     on 21 Nov 10 10:02 PM

    A very fresh recipe, i musy say! makes idlis healthier than they already are... adds a different dimension to them...tasty and easy! thanks!