Stuffed Spinach Idli

Stuffed Spinach Idli

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Traditional idlis get a facelift with this exciting spinach stuffing! A flavourful and colourful mixture of spinach and onions is cooked between layers of idli batter to make a spongy, tasty delight that combines beautifully with chutney and sambhar. Make sure the spinach mixture is completely cool before steaming it; otherwise it might get soggy and spoil the texture of the Stuffed Spinach Idli. Enjoy this delicacy hot and fresh, for a memorable breakfast!

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Stuffed Spinach Idli recipe - How to make Stuffed Spinach Idli

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     25Makes 25 stuffed idlis
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1/2 recipe idli batter
oil for greasing

For The Spinach Stuffing
7 1/2 cups chopped spinach (palak)
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

For Serving
coconut chutney

For the spinach stuffing

    For the spinach stuffing
  1. Heat the butter and oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the green chillies and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the spinach and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Grease the idli moulds using little oil, put 1 tbsp of the spinach mixture in each mould and top it with half a ladle of the idli batter evenly over it.
  2. Repeat step 1 to fill 15 more idli moulds.
  3. Steam in a steamer for 10 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
  4. Repeat with the remaining batter and stuffing to make 8 more idlis in 1 more batch.
  5. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.


Coconut Sauce 

Nutrient values per stuffed idli
Energy19 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates1.2 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat1.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1172.6 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C6.3 mg
Folic Acid25.4 mcg
Calcium17.4 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium20.2 mg
Potassium49 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Spinach Idli Bar
 on 14 May 15 04:56 PM

Spinach idli bar, its a yummy recipe with palak stuffing, a variation in regular idli. The combination is really very good, i served this idli with tomato onion chutney, which i enjoyed the most.
Spinach Idli Bar
 on 31 Jan 13 09:40 AM