Stuffed Idli: Yummy Breakfast

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When it comes to breakfast, South-Indian dishes like idli, sambhar vada, dosa, upma and puliogray are the hot picks. Idli is steamed so this breakfast is low in calories and fat. But, if you have same plain idlis everyday with sambhar and chutney, you will get bored. Thus, here is a different style to make stuffed idlis. Check out this filling and delicious breakfast recipe.

Stuffed Idli: Yummy Breakfast

Stuffed idli, breakfast recipe:

Serves: 12-15 idlis
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes


Semolina (suji)- 2 cups
Curd- 1 cup
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Curry leaves- 7-8
Baking powder (meetha soda)- 1tsp
Salt- as per taste
Oil- 2tsp

For filling

Potatoes- 1 cup (boiled and mashed)
Green peas- 1 cup (boiled and mashed)
Red chilli powder- 1tsp
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Salt- as per taste
Oil- 1tsp


In a bowl, mix curd with suji and salt and whisk it using little water. Make a thick batter and keep it aside for an hour.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mashed potatoes, green peas, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and cook for a minute.

Heat oil in another frying pan. When the oil becomes hot, season it with mustard seeds. Sprinkle baking powder in the batter mixture and then add the mustard seeds. Mix it with a spoon till the mixture starts
Add water to the cooker and bring it to boil. Grease the idli moulds with oil. Pour idli batter into each mould to half level with a spoon.

Now place the stuffing on the idli mixture in all the moulds. Fill with the batter again.
Repeat this process till all the idli moulds are stuffed and filled.
Now place the idli stand with moulds inside the cooker. Cover and let it steam for 10 minutes till the idlis are cooked.
Take out the idli stand and leave for 5 minutes. After it cools down, take the idlis out with the help of a knife.

Stuffed idlis are ready to eat. Serve it hot with sambhar, coconut chutney or chana dal chutney. For stuffing, you can also add vegetables like carrots, beans, spinach, paneer etc.

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Story first published: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 12:47 [IST]
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