August 17, 2016

Carrot Idli - Kids Lunchbox Idea

     The idea for Carrot Idli came when I wanted to provide a vegetable along with Idli for my kid lunch box. It was liked even by elders.

Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 10 mins | Yields: 4-5 Idlies

½ cup
To Temper:

1 tsp
Mustard Seeds
¼ tsp
Chana Dal
½ tsp
Curry Leaves
Few pieces
Chopped Onion
2 tbsp
Grated Carrot
3 tbsp
To taste

1. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping.
2. Add chana dal and curry leaves. Fry them till they become crisp.
3. Then add the chopped onion and fry they become translucent.
4. Add the grated carrot and salt. Sauté till the color of the carrot becomes yellow color.
5.  Allow it to cool down completely. Then add this carrot mixture with idli batter. Mix them well and leave it for 2 mins.
6. Grease the idli plate with oil and pour ladle full of carrot  idli batter (from 5).  Steam cook them for 8-10 mins.
10. After 10 mins remove from the flame and leave it for few mins or apply water to the rare side of the plate.
11. Using the spoon, scoop out the idlies from the plate and serve with chutney and sambar.

1. Adjust the carrot level according to your taste.
2. Addition of onion is optional.


Boni's Healthy Twists said...

Nice way to make kids eat veggies !!! Awesome !!!

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