Masala Idli - Mixed Vegetable Idli - Breakfast recipes - Dinner Recipes

When I was doing my 6th standard, I visited my cousin sis and she made vegetable idli. I was so impressed. Usually I am not a big fan of idli esp plain idli (Now things are different. Of course now my kids are like that). I love to include mixed vegetables whenever possible. If you want to makeover plain white idli into colorful attractive dish this is good option. You can add your kids favourite vegetables to make ot more interesting. This one can be good lunch box item too

Idli batter - 2 cup
Mixed vegetables - 1.5 cups (I have used Beans, Carrot and Cauliflower)
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Cashewnuts - 1 tablespoon (chopped finely)
Curry leaves - 10 (chopped finely)
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal -  1 teaspoon
Bengal gram dal - 2 teaspoon
Green chillies - 1 (finely chopped)
Hing / asafoetida - 2 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Onion - 2 tablespoon (finely chopped)


Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds. Let it pop. Add dhals, curry leaves. Fry till brown color. Add Onion and Cashew nuts. Fry till brown in color.
Add Mixed vegetables and salt.  Cook for 5 mins. Add Turmeric powder and cook for another 2 mins. Add hing and mix well. Switch it off
Mix in idli batter and mixed vegetables.
Grease the idli plates. Mix the batter thoroughly. Pour the batter in the idli plate and put it inside the cooker. Steam it for 7 to 10 minutes. (If you are using pressure cooker, do not put the weight. Allow the steam to come out. If you are using traditional idli vessel put wet cloth on the idli plate before pouring water)Take out the plates from the cooker and leave it outside for one to two minutes. Remove the idli using a sharp spoon.

Serve with chutney/sambar/milagai podi or with anything you like