Idli Batter - 3 cups
   Vegetables - 2 cups
   Green Chilli - 1 finely chopped

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
   Salt to taste

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves finely chopped -2 tbsp



  • Keep idli batter ready. Follow the instructions and prepare the idli batter as given in the link . Check out Idli Batter Recipe and tips.
  • Vegetables you can use - carrots, beans, sweet corn, cabbage, capsicum (all colors) and potatoes.
  • Finely chop all the vegetables and keep it ready. Skip green chillies when preparing for kids.



  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add all the vegetables, salt needed and cook on medium flame for a few minutes stirring frequently. You do not have to cook it fully as we are going to steam it. Add coriander leaves and remove from heat.
  • After it cools, mix it with the idli batter. Take a ladle of batter and pour it in the idli molds.
  • Steam for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve with Idli Milagai Podi or mint chutney or coriander chutney.

Variations - You can add little garam masala powder, chilli powder and coriander powder for spicy vegetable idli.

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