Tricolour Idli Recipe

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Tricolour Idli
How To Make Tricolour Idli
  • Chef: Vishal Chandnani
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Tricolour Idli Recipe: Give your regular idli a spin with these tricolour ones to celebrate the nation! Pair with comforting sambar and coconut chutney!

Ingredients of Tricolour Idli

  • For idli batter:
  • 500 gms urad dal
  • 1 kg idli rawa
  • 5 gram cooking soda
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • For colour:
  • 50 gms carrot puree
  • 50 gms spinach puree, blanched
  • 2-3 Okra

How to Make Tricolour Idli

  • 1.Wash and soak urad dal and idli rawa separately. Urad dal needs to be soaked for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.
  • 2.Drain the excess water and start grinding the urad dal with some salt in a wet grinder or blender to prepare the batter.
  • 3.Add some water if needed and blend till you get nice frothy thick and smooth batter.
  • 4.Squeeze out excess water from rava and add to the urad dal batter. Mix well and keep aside for fermentation in a warm place for a few hours.
  • 5.Boil carrots and blanch spinach separately and put it in a blender for fine puree for the colour.
  • 6.Once the batter is ready, take some batter in 3 separate bowls. Add the carrot puree and spinach puree to the 2 parts of batter separately and stir nicely to get the desired colour. Keep the 3rd part of batter as it is.
  • 7.Take the idli mould, insert muslin cloth, sprinkle some water and keep aside. Preheat the idli steamer.
  • 8.With a help of a spoon, first add the orange colour idli batter in the idli mould then the plain idli batter and the third with the green idli batter.
  • 9.Cut one okra and place it on the centre of white layer of the idli batter.
  • 10.Cook the tricolour idlis in the preheated steamer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Idlis should be soft light and fluffy.
  • 11.Remove the tricolour idlis and serve hot with sambhar and chutney.
Key Ingredients: urad dal, idli rawa, cooking soda, Salt (as per taste), For colour:, carrot puree, spinach puree, Okra