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Its been long that I blogged, and the Just for You event hosted by Alka was just enough to get me back to blogging.
When I made these Palak Idli and told my niece Jaanu (6 years) I made green Idlies and she promptly said maachi I don't like green please make pink idlies. Then I asked around for ideas and the best bet was to use beetroots. Jaanu these Pink Idlies are Just For You.
Idli Batter, to make 12 idlies.
1/4 cup beetroot
1 cups water
salt to taste
a pinch baking soda
- Boil the beetroot in the water. Drain and keep the water aside.
- Slowly add the beetroot water 1 tbsp at a time to the idli batter to get the desired color and consistency. (The idlies will be lighter in color once cooked)
- Add the baking soda to 1 tsp of water (depending on how much you have to add to the idli batter). Add it to the idli batter. Mix well.
- Steam the idlis immidiately. (Cook them how you would normally).