Tricolor Idli

Tricolor Idli

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These tricolor idlis give a healthy, tasty and colourful variation to the traditional steamed Idlis

Tricolor Idli recipe - How to make Tricolor Idli

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 30 idlis
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For The Idli Batter
3 cups parboiled rice (ukada rice)
1 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
salt to taste
oil for greasing

For The Topping
2 carrot , grated
2 cups green peas
2 green chillies , chopped
1 cup grated processed cheese
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

For the Idli Batter

    For the Idli Batter
  1. Wash and soak the rice and urad dal in lukewarm water for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Drain, wash and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Cover and keep aside overnight to ferment.

For the Topping

    For the Topping
  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and saute the grated carrot. Add red chilli powder and salt. Keep aside.
  2. Grind the green peas and green chillies together to make a coarse mixture.
  3. Heat 1tsp oil in a pan and saute the green peas mixture. Add salt to taste and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Add tha salt to the Idli batter and mix well.
  2. Put spoonfuls of the batter into greased idli moulds.
  3. Cover each idli with the topping to form a tricolour. Carrots for orange, cheese for white and green peas for green. Place these with light hands on the idlis.
  4. Steam for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with Sambhar or chutney of your choice.