Thursday, September 22, 2011

Broccoli Carrot Corn Meal Idli

Today I was craving for idli and didn't have the batter. Whenever I have to eat instant idli during the weekdays I always think about easy and fast recipes and always use corn meal or rava or any other ingredients which does not need grinding etc.,
 The thought also reminded me of my own Event "Corn Meal for Breakfast", and thought it's time for me to  include one recipe of mine too....just other than just linking my old recipes.

Sending this to my event: "WWC - Corn Meal for Breakfast"

Broccoli Carrot Corn Meal Idli:
2 cups Yellow Corn Meal
1 1/4 cup Yogurt
1 cup Water
2 tbsp Eno (Fruit Salt)
1 cup Broccoli grated or chopped finely
1 cup Carrot grated or chopped finely
1 small Onion chopped finely
2 Green Chilies chopped
1/4 inch Ginger grated
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp oil


1. In a large mixing bowl, add the corn meal, yogurt, water and stir it well so that there are no lumps, then add Eno to it and mix again and set it aside for about 5 mins, until the batter rises.

2. Meanwhile in a pan add add oil when it's hot add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and when the mustard seeds start to sputter add onion, green chilies and ginger, saute it until translucent.

3. Off the flame and add broccoli and carrot and stir it to mix it, this heat will be enough to brighten up the color of broccoli and carrots.

3. Add these veggies to the batter, mix again.

4. Grease the idli plates and add one ladle of batter into each idli moulds and steam it in a pressure cooker without whistle or in an idli cooker for about 15 mins.

5. Off the flame, allow it to cool and then serve it with any chutney, sambar or idli podi or anything that you like to eat with idlis. I served this with Cilantro Coconut Chutney. (scroll down for the recipe)
These idlis are very flavorful, easy to make and healthy alternative to the usual idlis.

Cilantro Coconut Chutney:
1 bunch Cilantro
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Garlic clove
2 Green Chilies
Salt as needed


1. Add all the ingredients in a blender and add water if necessary and grind to a fine paste.
(You can season this chutney, I was running out of didn't add any seasoning and thought it could be a better way to skip of usage of oil! ;-))