Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Nutritious Idli

Today I am going to share nutritious Idli. It is an south Indian breakfast which is very popular in India.which is very healthy.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup semolina
  • 1/2 cup broken wheat
  • 1/2 cup split black lentils
  • 1/2 cup broken wheat
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 pinches of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup black gram
  • 1/4 cup french beans,chopped
  • 1/4 cup capsicum (red,yellow, green)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • A pinch of dry mango powder
For Tempering 
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/4 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • Few dried red chillies (1-2)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of mustard seeds 
  • Yield: N/A
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes
  • Ready In: 25 minutes


  • Put water in a steamer and let it boil. Roast semolina, broken wheat,split black lentils,split black gram in a pan. Now put the roasted food in a grinder. Add curd,salt, baking soda and some water. Grind it into a smooth paste. Take french beans, capsicum and carrot in a bowl. Add dries mango powder, red chilli powder, salt and mix well. Take a plate and spread some oil on it. Now spread the smooth batter of lentil over it. Add a vegetable layer over this layer. Cover it with another layer of smooth batter on it. Spray some oil over the batter. Now put this plate inside the steamer. Let it steam for 7-8 minutes.Take out the steam idli and cut them in circles
For Tempering
Heat oil in the pan. Add all the ingredients. Saute for few minutes. Now add this tempering on the idli. Serve hot.