Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tricolor Idli's to Celebrate India's Republic Day !

For Idli:
• One cup Sooji (Rava/Semolina)
• 2 tablespoon plain Yogurt
• 2 tablespoon Spinach paste 0r Pureed Green peas
• 2 tablespoon Carrot Puree
• 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• Salt (according to taste)

1. Divide one cup sooji/rava/semolina into three equal portions in three separate containers.
2. Mix yogurt with little water and beat for 2-3 minutes.
3. In the first container of sooji, add carrot puree, salt and 1/2 tsp baking powder. The batter should be to the consistency of neither too thin nor too thick.
4. In the second container, add yogurt, salt and 1/2 tsp baking powder. Mix well.
5. In the third container, add spinach paste, salt and 1/2 tsp baking powder. Mix well.
6. All the three batters should be of the same consistency.

7. Lightly oil Idli trays with spray cooking oill.
8. Prepare idli steamer by preheating water to a boil 
9. Pour half teaspoon from each batter side by side carefully into the idli mold.
10. As soon as you finish filling all the molds, put the idli stand into the steamer.
11. Place a tight lid on the steamer and steam idlis for 15 minutes on medium heat.
12. Remove idlis from the trays by scooping them out with a spoon. 
13. The beautiful stuffed idlis are ready.Enjoy them with green chutney or tomato ketchup or sambar:)

 I have to thank my sweet sister-in -law for thinking of me & my blog when she emailed me this recipe yesterday :) 

Note: I have used pureed green peas for this recipe.


  1. Happy republic day!!and love those idilies...perfect!!!

  2. Happy republic day! ..perfect and beautiful idlis,so nice.

  3. lovely idllies and happy republic day to u

  4. Omg, beautiful tri colour idlis, awesome K..

  5. They look so cute.I am a person who loves neapolitan ice cream as it has 3 flavours in one and I am sure I would love this :).

  6. I have seen the tricolor in food in several different ways but this is absolutely original..good fit for Republic day..kudos!!

    US Masala

  7. Apt for Republic day,tri color idlis look unique,fabulous and fantastic.

  8. Lovely idlis..looks very yummm...

  9. Apt for 26 jan...beautiful idea and well executed too

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Lovely idlis...perfect for this "Republic Day"...superb...

  11. Looks cute . Nice way of celebrating Republic day

  12. oooww idlis looks cute...Nice one for republic day...

  13. what a colorful way to celebrate...It's so creative of you :) Loved it!!!

  14. Very innovative.
    They are really looking nice and colourful.
    I used to make tri-coloured rice in 3 layers.

  15. Happy Republic Day...Late! Love the Idlis Kavita :)

  16. When is India's Republic Day? :) Im afraid my husband will forget about it :)
    Idlis look really nice and cute :)

  17. Thanks all,for all the lovely comments. Madeja India's republic day is 26th january:)

  18. Thank you for sharing... This is a new dish for me and it looks absolutely beautiful!

  19. I really love indian food. Very colorful, tasteful and lots of seasoning and condiments.



  20. Hi Kavita,
    Good effort.
    Try mixing the yogurt with semolina for all the three batters. Then divide the batter into equal portions and mix tomato/carrot puree and spinach/peas puree. Leave the third batter intact.
    Your idlis will come out and look more spongy.

  21. Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments,I am glad everyone enjoyed these special tri colored idli's :) Anshu thanks for the tip,note made and thanks so much for stopping by.

  22. Aw, so colourful and patriotic!


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