Monday, August 24, 2015

stuffed Idli sandwich

Idli is a traditional breakfast in south Indian households.Idli is a savory cake of south India that is most popular through out the country.Most often eaten as breakfast or as a snack,idlis are usually served in pairs with chutney, sambar or mixtures of dry spices.I usually cook idli once in week. I keep variations in chutney.Now this time it was a little challenging as I wanted to prepare something for my picky eater  who just started her school after long summer break..  .That's when I tried stuffed idli (concept suggested by one of my friend,Vaishali). To my surprise this time lunch box came out empty fully satisfied.Here goes my wonderful recipe.Iam posting this recipe in BM#55 under the theme healthy breakfast recipes.


  •  Idli batter ( for 12 idlis)( I use idli rava 2 cups and urad dal 1 cup for idli batter)
  •  1 small onion finely chopped 
  • 2 potatoes 
  • 1 carrot
  • green peas( 2 to 3 tbspns)
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tspn
  • Mustard seeds 1/4 tspn
  • Oil 1tbspn
  • chilli powder very less( optional )
  • salt to taste ( very less)


  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds when it starts spluttering add finely chopped onions.when onions fry well add boiled and mashed potatoes,other veggies and fry well.( you may use your choice of stuffing but make sure stuffing should be dry so that it can go as a binding)

  • Take a lemon size bowl of the stuffing and pat it as a thin patties to be place above the batter.

  • Now take 3 tbspn of  thick idli batter and pour it in idli moulds and keep the flattened stuffing patty in the batter slowly( place the patty carefully else the stuffing may sink in the batter)

On top of each stuffed batter again pour 2 tbspn of batter just to cover the top,and cook it for 20 mins or until idli is well cooked .Yummy stuffed idli is ready.

Tips: always make sure  batter should be thick.
         use more batter in the bottom than top portion.

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  1. Well deserved hit recipe.. yummy yum it looks.. I am going to try this soon with my picky eater at home :-) come up with more and more innovative ones like this.. keep inspiring.

  2. Awesome recipe, will try for sure. Few queries. Is idli rawa suji. Does urad dal need to be fermented. Can it be made in microwave idli stand

    1. Gitanjali idli rava is not sooji...yes urad dal need to be fermented for atleast 8 to 10 hrs..Absolutely no idea how it is made in microwave idli stand.

  3. Wow that surely is an interesting recipe. Book marked to try the next time I make idlis. Super recipe.

  4. I too make it when family wants something different..nicely made!

  5. Love the idea of stuffing idlies with veggies. Will have to try this some time. Thanks for sharing this.