I made these Tri-color mini idlis today and sharing the recipe for the same. I brought the color with carrt and peas. I loved making these Vegetable idlis today and decided to color them in our National Flag’s colour.
I was born and brought up in Delhi and have participated in the Republic day Parade and this tricolor idly immediately rushed me back to those days of preparation for the parades. The parade showcases India’s wide cultural heritage and unity in diversity. We also participated in Rangoli competition, debates etc. I’m glad that I was able to participate in such activities..
My culture is my identity and imbibed in my personality and for that I have always felt proud being an Indian.
You can watch this video to make idli batter at home:
So, sharing a quick recipe to make colorful Vegetable Idlis today. I have used carrot and green peas to make Tri-color mini idli. You can even pin them in tooth pick to make it look attractive. Serve it with tomato ketchup or chutney.
Lets celebrate our culture with food today. Click here to learn to make Idli batter.
Tri-Color Mini Idli / Vegetable Idli Recipe
- Idli Batter - 3 cups
- carrot - 1
- Green peas - 1/4 cup
- Sesame Oil - 2 tsp
- salt to taste
Peel and grate the carrot. Grind it with 1 cup of idli batter. Adjust salt.
Microwave peas for 2 minutes. Grind green peas with 1 cup of batter. Adjust salt and consistency by adding water.
Grease the idli plate with oil and fill idli plate with plain batter, carrot batter and peas batter.
Steam it for 7-8 minutes.
Carefully take out idlis from the sides and serve it with tomato ketchup or chutney.
Tri Colour idli looks so cute.Happy Republic day in advance!!
Priya Shiva says
Thank you Preethi 🙂
Mahesh shukla says
“HAPPY INDIPENDE DAY” being indian i am proud of my contry & my Brother & Sisters.I love both.☺☺☺☺
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
That sounds like such a lovely tradition. I love hearing about it.
Priya Shiva says
Thank you Katie 🙂
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
My mom LOVES idlis and makes them often – I know she would LOVE these veggie colored ones! Gorgeous!
Platter Talk says
Thanks for this recipe. I’ve always wondered how they were made. I’m going to give them a whirl.
I love learning about other cultures. I’ve never had idils, but they sound delicious. I think food to celebrate cultural holidays is so much fun.
Megan Marlowe says
Thank you for sharing a little bit of your culture with us through these idlis! I think I could definitely get my kids to eat these colorful veggie bites!