Palak Idli

We love idli's at home, I had a half bunch of spinach and some idli batter, decided to add the spinach to the idle and came up with these beautiful beauties.



I do not have the exact measurement, they are approximate measures, I could make 12 idli's.

Ingredients
Idli Batter, to make 12 idlies.
1/2 bunch spinach leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
pepper to taste
a pinch baking soda
water

Method

  1. Heat some oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, once they splutter add the spinach and cook till wilted. Add salt and pepper
  2. Add the baking soda to water (depending on how much you have to add the idli batter).
  3. Mix the spinach, water and salt to taste to the idli batter.
  4. Steam the idlis. (Cook them how you would normally).

15 comments:

KALVA said...

Nice twist on regular plain idli... I would give it a try soon

Cham said...

Never got bored of idlis , nice healthy green idlis Medhaa :)

Alka said...

Hey medha it seems that our gossip regarding fussy eater(read hubby dear)made u to try this out for my help .....lolz
On a serious note,it really look interesting,and next time the idlis are made ,i will be sure to add spinach,and lets see what the reaction will be;-)

Uma said...

nice idea to add spinach in idlis. such a healthy twist.

Srivalli said...

Medhaa, that sure is an excellent way to eat palak...idlis look lovely too!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW.... This is very creative. Looks so good. Never tried palak with idli. Different combo but healthy. YUM!

sowmya said...

nice one medhaa..love idlis this way!!

Kalai said...

Great idea to use spinach in idli, Medhaa! :)

kamala said...

Hi Medha this is very creative..nice way to keep the kids eat the greens!!

Swati Raman Garg said...

wow u know what i had some palak left.. and i aded it to my khichdi and u to the idli .. its a nice idea.. i will try it too...

Devi Priya said...

Lot of people grind the palak or beet root or carrots, add it to idli and make it colorful and nutritious.

Neha said...

a gud healthy version, my mom used to add grated lauki in idli's....
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Archy said...

Wow, Great idea of adding pinach for regular idli !! shall give a try soon !! Healthy Bf Medha !!

Suma Rajesh said...

good idea of adding palak in idlies..i have tried in puri and chapathi..this is soo creative...will give up a try

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely idlies. will give ita try :)

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