idli recipe

Baby Food : Breakfast Idli recipe | Vegetable Idlis |Carrot Idlis | Banana Idlis | 8+ months baby

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The versatile Idli recipe can take on many avatars. Today I am sharing with you 4 unique Stuffed Idli recipes.
These can be served to your 8+ months babies or even to your toddler as well as your kids. These idli recipes are ideal for breakfast ,
kids lunch box or as evening snack for children as it has a good combination of carbohydrates and protein.

Benefits of Idli to babies

The fermentation process increases the bio availability of proteins and enhances the vitamin B content of the food.
As it is steamed, fat content is low and it is easily digestible.
Use of dal and rice in idli is a good combination as the amino acids in them complement each other.
Idli is nutritious as it is a rich source of carbohydrates, fibres and proteins.

Potato Idli is a wholesome baby food, which provides energy as well as other nutrients to baby’s growing body.
This idli is also easy to digest and can be given to baby once he/she turns 8 months old.

Carrot Idli features colorful grated carrot which adds more fiber whereas rice makes a good combination of
carbohydrates and proteins in good amount for keeping you baby bouncing with health and energy all the day through.

The sweet yellow banana, is a highly nutritious fruit rich in proteins. It can now be added to idli batter to make hot banana idlis.
It is best to eat this yummy sweet treat with a little milk.

Green peas and corn idlis enhance the protein content of the idli.
These idli was very soft and had a melt in mouth texture. The mild sweetness of peas was an interesting addition to the flavour.
Also the light green coloured idlis were really beautiful to look at.

Potato Idli

Ingredients

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1 small boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste

For Serving

Sambhar or any chutney

Directions || How to make stuffed potato idlis

Mash the potato well and add salt and mix it well.
Grease the idli plates with a little ghee
Pour approx. 2 tbsp of the idli batter in each mould and put 1 tbsp of the mashed potato in each mould and spread it lightly.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

Carrot Idli

Ingredients

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1 small grated carrot

For Serving

Sambhar or any chutney

Directions || How to make stuffed carrot idlis

Grease the idli plates with a little ghee
Pour approx. 1 tbsp of the idli batter in each mould and put 1 tbsp of the grated carrot in each mould and spread it lightly.
Pour 1 tbsp of idli batter over it.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

 

Banana Idli

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1 small yellow banana

For Serving

Milk or ghee

Directions || How to make stuffed banana idlis

Peel the bananas and make the puree ( discard the peel)

Grease the idli plates with a little ghee
Pour approx. 1 tbsp of the idli batter in each mould and put 1 tbsp of the banana puree in each mould and spread it lightly.
Pour 1 tbsp of idli batter over it.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Transfer the Banana Idlis on to a plate and serve these idlis to you babies with milk.

Green peas and corn idlis

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1/4 cup boiled green peas
1/4 cup boiled sweet corn.
1/2 tsp salt

For Serving

Sambhar or any chutney

Directions || How to make stuffed peas and corn idlis

Grind the peas and salt to a coarse paste.
Grease the idli plates with a little ghee.
Add the idli batter to coarsely ground peas corn mixture and salt to taste. Mix well.
Pour approx. 2 tbsp of the idli batter mixture in each mould.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

Spongy and fluffy Idli (home made batter)

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Idli(steamed rice cakes) is the traditional south India cuisine. I am sharing you the full proof step by step recipe of how to make idli batter at home.Trust me its very easy and there is no rocket science behind it, if you follow the steps correctly ,you will definately land up making a spongy fluffy idli’s at home.This recipe is a very basic recipe which uses only three ingredients namely Urad dal, Idly rice and Salt.
Idli’s goes perfect with sambar , chutneys and even with ketchup 🙂 yes my kids sometimes prefer having it with ketchup.
Watch this step by step recipe and do let me know if it help you to get the spongy , fluffy idlis at home. All the best!!!


Preparation time : 3 to 4 hours soak time, 8-10 hours fermentation ,Total : 11-14 hours
Cooking time : 10 mins
Serving 15-20 idlis

Ingredients

1 cup Idli Rice
3/4 cup Urad Dal
water as required
Salt as required

Directions || How to make idli batter

Wash rice and urad dal several times and soak them in enough water for 4 hours.
Even soaking overnight is also ok, but 4 hours is more than enough.
After 4 hours drain the water and add the soaked rice and urad dal in the grinder.
Do not discard the water,you can use it for grinding.
Grind this into a smooth batter adding water in regular intervals.
The consistency after grinding should not be so thick. Add salt and mix it well with the batter.
Keep it in a air tight container and allow it to ferment for 8 to 10 hours.
If its a cold weather, you can ferment it for additional 4 hours.
If the batter is thick you can even add water after fermentation to make it into a right consistency.
You can prepare idlis using stove idli makers or even use microoven idli’s maker as per your choice.
I don’t have traditional idli maker at home , so I always make a microwave idlis but they come out fluffy too.
I set the idlis to 2 minutes and 30 secs , you can try the same ,but if you thick that the idlis are still not well cooked you can adjust the timings accordingly.
f you have any doubts feel free to ask me on my comment box , I am here to help you out.
Enjoy the idlis with any chutneys or sambar 🙂