Stuffed Potato Idli

Stuffed Potato Idli

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This unique Stuffed Potato Idli is incomparable to any snack you have ever tasted before – a totally out-of-the-world savoury experience!

Each cup in the idli plate is first lined with a layer of semi-spicy potato bhaji, which is topped with idli batter, and then steamed. This causes the bhaji and the idli to fuse, resulting in a super tasty Stuffed Potato Idli.

The bhaji is made of mashed potatoes perked up with a traditional tempering and common flavouring ingredients like coriander and lemon juice. The peppy flavour of the bhaji, is therefore a perfect match for the idli layer, which itself is extremely soft due to the addition of a little fruit salt to the batter.

You could look at this as a totally unique version of more common snacks like aloo bun. This can be served for Breakfast or as a late evening snack too.

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Stuffed Potato Idli recipe - How to make Stuffed Potato Idli

Soaking Time:  2 hours.   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  8 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     24Makes 24 idlis (24 idli )
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For the potato bhaji

    For the potato bhaji
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, green chillies and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes, turmeric powder, lemon juice, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Grease the idli stand with a little oil and put 1 tbsp of the bhaji in each mould and spread it lightly.
  2. Pour approx. 2 tbsp of the idli batter over the bhaji in each mould.
  3. Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make more idlis.
  5. Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
  6. Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney and tomato chutney.


Coconut Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy29 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates3.4 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.5 mg

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Stuffed Potato Idli
 on 02 Apr 17 11:14 PM

Excellent idlis with potato stuffing.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sonal.
04 Apr 17 11:48 AM
Stuffed Potato Idli
 on 08 Aug 16 02:19 PM

It tasted awesome thanks!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rama , we are delighted you loved the Stuffed Potato Idli recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
08 Aug 16 03:01 PM
Savoury Idli
 on 12 Jan 13 10:25 AM

Soft idlis with a lovely potato filling.