Veg Stufffed Idlis

Nutritious Stuffed Idlis

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A delicious snack that combines the sumptuousness of idlis with the great taste and goodness of mixed veggies. The idli batter for this recipe is relatively easy to make, as you just need to soak and blend all the ingredients together and ferment.

This batter is steamed with a stuffing of mixed veggies sautéed with a simple, traditional tempering, which gives it a superb aroma and taste.

The softness of the idlis together with the juiciness and myriad flavours of the veggies make the Veg Stuffed Idlis a really rare and delightful treat.

You can also try other innovative idli recipes like the Stuffed Potato Idli and the Sweet Idli .

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Veg Stufffed Idlis recipe - How to make Veg Stufffed Idlis

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 24 idlis
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For The Idli Batter
1 cup rice semolina (idli rawa)
1/4 cup beaten rice (poha)
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
salt to taste

For The Vegetable Stuffing
1/2 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables (carrot and french beans)
1/4 cup boiled green peas
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
3 to 4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste

For Serving
coconut chutney
For the idli batter

    For the idli batter
  1. Wash and soak the idli rawa, poha and urad dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours and drain well.
  2. Blend in a mixer using ½ cup of water till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 6 to 8 hours.

For the vegetable stuffing

    For the vegetable stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the urad dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the green chillies, vegetables and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Put 1 tbsp of the idli batter into each greased idli moulds. Put approx. 1 tsp of the prepared vegetable stuffing over the idli batter and finally top it with ½ tbsp of the idli batter evenly over it.
  2. Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes.
  3. Allow the idlis to cool slightly and then demould them using a spoon.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make 1 more batch.
  5. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.


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

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy37 cal
Protein1.4 g
Carbohydrates6.7 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.9 mg

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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!