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Healthy Nutritious Idli

Say goodbye to those little soft pieces of idli and welcome health with this Nutritious Idli recipe! It is easy-to-cook, tastes yummy and is loaded with health benefits!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Recipe Notes


1 cup Water
1/2 cup Broken Wheat
1/4 cup Semolina
1/2 cup Split Black Lentils
1/2 cup Split Bengal Gram
1 cup Curd
2 pinches of Baking Powder

For Stuffing

1/4 cup French Beans (chopped)
1/4 cup Red & yellow capsicum (chopped)
1 medium Carrot (chopped)
1 pinch Dry Mango powder
1 pinch Asafoetida
1 tsp Oil (to spray)
Salt to taste

For Tempering

1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp Dry Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
Coriander Leaves to garnish
A few dried red chillies
A few mustard seeds


1.Put water in a steamer and let it come to a boil. Take a pan and add semolina, broken wheat, split black lentils, split Bengal gram. Dry roast all of them.
2.Now put the roasted foods in a grinder, add curd, salt, baking soda and some water(if required). Grind into a smooth paste.
3.Now take the chopped French beans, red & yellow capsicum, carrots in a bowl. Add dried mango powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida & mix well.
4.Take a plate and spray some oil on it. Now spread the smooth batter of dals over it. Spray some oil over the batter. Make sure that it covers the entire plate.
5.Add a layer of vegetables over this layer. Cover it with another layer of batter. Now put this plate inside the steamer & let it steam for 7-8 minutes.
6.Heat olive oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, dried red chillis, asafoetida, red chilli powder, turmeric powder.
7.Sauté for some time and keep aside. Now take out the steamed idlis and cut them in circles. Top with the tempering and some coriander. Serve hot.

  • Good for weight loss
  • Adds probiotic in your diet
  • Good for diabetics
  • Good for High cholesterol