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January 25, 2012

Instant Stuffed Idli Recipe - Idli Stuffed With Vegetables

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I am making this stuffed idli recipe for the third time. Whenever I get bored of usual idli sambar , I make this dish. This is one of the best ways to incorporate vegetables into idli. My daughter never eats the vegetables I add in idli sambar. But she likes this stuufed idli a lot. U can just play around with different combinations of stuffing in it. I’ve given my method of making the filling. Do try this and leave your feedback.
1 cup :250ml
For stuffing
  • Carrot – 2 nos
  • Beans – 6 nos
  • Potato – 1 no
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Salt – As needed
  • Red chilly powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
To grind
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch piecee
  • Cloves – 1 no
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Dalia / Fried gram dal – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – small piece & garlic – 6 cloves or GG paste – 1/2 tsp
To garnish
  • Coriander leaves – a few
  • Lime juice -  As needed.
  • Heat a kadai with a tbsp of oil and add the onion pieces.
  • Saute till it turns transparent. Now add the ground masala paste.
  • Saute till the raw smell disappears.Then add the cooked vegetables and the powders.Mix well for few mins.
  • Add the required water and boil well till the  stuffing thickens.
  • Finally  add the lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • In an idly pot, pour a tbsp of batter and keep a tsp of filling in the center.
  • Then pour another tbsp of batter to cover the filling.Steam for 15 mins.
  • Insert a fork, if it comes out clean, the idly is done.
Serve hot with sambhar ,coconut chutney  or tomato chutney !!

stuffed idly collage
Here is a picture of stuffed idiyappam which I made the next day with the left over stuffing.

Stuffed idiyaapam
  • U can make the above version in chinese style by adding cabbage , little soya sauce , ajinomotto and white pepper powder. But avoid using garam masala pwd, red chilly powder and ground masala paste. Hope you all know this. Sometimes I make like this too.
  • If you dont want to stuff the idly, just mix the above stuffing in the batter directly and make idlies.It tastes good in that way too..
  • While making for kids , add a tsp of ghee over the stuffing in each idly. That gives an additional flavor..

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hotpotcooking said...

Healthy version i like the idiyappam version. Nicely done

Unknown said...

I think I'd like to try the idiyappams - they are really eye catchy :)

Myvegfare said...

lovely idlis chitra, how are you ?, Love your Idiyappams, May be next time I will get the Idiyappam maker next time.., I think of Amma whenever I see Idiyappam post!

Santosh Bangar said...

both are yummy ,tempting

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

healthy recipe..

Sangeetha M said...

This is a nice idea to add vegs,.lovely recipe...both-stuffed idly n idiyappam looks more inviting !!

Priya Suresh said...

Loved ur stuffed idiyappams& idlis,simply inviting..

Suja Manoj said...

Loved it,healthy and absolutely yummy

Cham said...

I love the iddiyam idea, that would be wonderful tiffin!

Julie said...

OMG !!What a wonderful stuffing n both idlis n idiappam looks delightful!!

Erivum Puliyum

Sayali said...

I use the leftover idlis in a different way. I stir fr them and add a home made chuney of coconut to it..Your variation is distinct...adding vegetables to idli is always a healty idea and makes a complete meal

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Absolutely yummy...

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum .....I have in my draft too this but in different way

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Wonderful recipe. Looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

Ramya said...

Lovely idea!! The stuffed idiyappams looks soo inviting!

Unknown said...

Wow lovely idea...looks tempting

Anonymous said...

Love the stuffed idiaappam

Raks said...

Stuffed idli is a nice idea, looks colourful

divya said...

mouthwatering..... looks delicious

Sumi said...

great idea chitra..i think my son would love those idiyappams..kalakureenga

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...droooooooling recipe here..excellent cliks chitra..
btw your new template is rocking..!
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Sharmi said...

the idiappam looks impressive! I could not have imagined that idea!

Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

I want to have the gorgeous idiyapam and keep it too!

Shirley said...

I should try the stuffed idli. Stuffed idiyappam is a great idea!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Hey lovely idea and delicious recipe...Loved the idiyappam more...

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious

Shylaja said...

Healthy and delicious idli

mango fruit said...

It looks healthy and delicious

John Aadam said...

It looks delicious. I am going to try this idly with other vegetables and if I succeeded in making a really nice combination then I will share my recipe here.

Unknown said...