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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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  1. Totally YUMMY


  2. Healthy version i like the idiyappam version. Nicely done

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. Loved ur stuffed idiyappams& idlis,simply inviting..

  7. Loved it,healthy and absolutely yummy

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

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

    Erivum Puliyum

  10. 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

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

  12. Wonderful recipe. Looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

  13. Lovely idea!! The stuffed idiyappams looks soo inviting!

  14. Wow lovely idea...looks tempting

  15. Love the stuffed idiaappam

  16. Stuffed idli is a nice idea, looks colourful

  17. mouthwatering..... looks delicious

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

  19. Awesome and such a tempting one. Luv it

  20. wow...droooooooling recipe here..excellent cliks chitra..
    btw your new template is rocking..!
    Tasty Appetite

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

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

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

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

  25. Yummy...
    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.

  26. Delicious...........yummy!!!!!


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