Idli is one of the healthiest and popular breakfast recipe of South India.But also very  popular in other parts of India too.Healthy stuffing makes idli more healthier than the normal idlis.Stuffed idli is also served as main dish with sambar and chutney.  Kids will also love this one.

INGREDIENTS  : for idli batter

  • 2 cup rice
  • 1 cup split black gram(skinless)
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup flattened rice (poha)
  • salt to taste

Stuffed Idli

INGREDIENTS  : for stuffing

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped beans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup green gram sprouted
  • 2 medium potato(boiled/mashed)
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

METHOD   : for making idli batter

  • Wash and soak urad dal with fenugreek seeds in a  bowl.Also soak rice and poha in a separate bowl for 5 to 6 hours
  • Grind urad dal with fenugreek seeds till smooth and fluffy batter
  • Grind rice in batches in coarse texture or paste
  • Mix both the batter with salt and mix well
  • Cover the batter and leave for fermentation for 9 to 10 hours

STUFFING  :  Preperation

  • Heat the oil in a pan add onion and fry till become translucent
  • Now add carrot, beans,peas ,capsicum, sprouted green gram, turmeric powder,salt and cook till vegetables become soft
  • Now add boiled potatoes stir and mix well
  • Add coriander leaves and after cooling this mixture make small patties or tikki

STEAMING   : of Idlis

  • Grease the idli stand or moulds with oil
  • Pour 1 tablespoon full idli batter in the moulds.Then put small vegetable patty or tikki on the batter,then again pour the idli batter to cover the tikki
  • (remove the vent if you are using the pressure cooker for steaming)
  • Put sufficient water in the pressure cooker or steamer.Put the idli stand in the steamer and cover the lid on the high heat
  • When steam coming out  from the steamer or pressure cooker turn the flame on low heat.And steam 10 to 12 minutes on low heat.
  • Open the steamer after 5 to 7 minutes

Serve hot Idlis with curd and chana dal (bengal gram) chutney (without coconut you can make this a low calorie chutney) and sambar.