Sunday, February 3, 2013

Stuffed Idli

I came to know about this Blogging Marathon in December through Priya’s Versatile Recipes, when I was thinking to join, found the registration was closed, waited for next month, still I missed the last date. I need to thank srivalli for accepting me for late registration.

My first theme is kids Lunch box recipes; lunch box recipe is an easy task, but when it comes to kids, it’s a tough task. My twin girls are three year old and started two hours schooling from last year. Couple months back they started to take lunch once in a week. I started to try lunch box foods, that too for picky eaters it’s really a tough time to find a good recipe.

Today’s recipe is Stuffed Idli. Few weeks back my little once started to eat idli only with milk, but they love to eat like that so planned this stuffed idli with milk for lunch. It worked for me. Instead of milk you can use chutney or curd.


Idli batter
as needed
1 small size
¼ cup
1 small
Onion chopped
¼ cup
Green chili
Garam masala
½ tsp
Pav baji masala
½ tsp
Coriander leaves



  1. Using food processers chop the vegetables. Boil potato and peel the skin and mash it.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, sauté onion and green chili until pink, now add the vegetables and cook until raw smell goes. In this stage add mashed potato.
  3. Now add garam masala, pav baji masala and enough salt cook for another 2 minutes. Add coriander leaves and turn off the stove and allow it to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile grease the idli molds and pour one tablespoon idli batter. Add one tablespoon vegetable stuffing and cover with another tablespoon of batter.
  5. Steam cook for 10 minutes and serve with chutney.


Curd (Thalicha thayir) is a nice combination for idli.

Thalicha thayir
Fry mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chili and ½ cup onion, add to 1 cup curd with salt.


Srivalli said...

Welcome to the group Manju, nice to know you have twins. Packing for kids is always a tough thing, good to know your kids eat these idlis..Mine don't like idlis still it's something I can make..thanks for sharing..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is such a wholesome meal for kids. Very nice post.

sushma said...

Welcome to the BM Manju. Nice dish. kids would love these idlies.

Priya said...

Stuffed idlis are the best way to sneak veggies, i feed my kids this way quite often. Welcome to BM,happy to run with you Manju.

Chef Mireille said...

delicious stuffing and welcome to the BM group!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Love the idea of stuffing idlis. Kids would love it. Welcome to the group...

Padmajha PJ said...

Welcome to the group Manju.Stuffed Idlis are something I have not tried to pack for my lil ones lunch box though she loves idlis as such. I will try this out sometime. Nice recipe...

Suma Gandlur said...

Good way to sneak in veggies.

Saras said...

Healthy and interesting way to feed kids...Love the idea dear..

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Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

What a delicious idli!!!! so innovative!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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Pavani said...

Good to have you in the BM group Manju. Stuffed idlis look delicious.

Preeti Garg said...

Great Recipe....look fabulous and perfectly done

Priya Anil said...

My daughter loves this idly....Thank you for sharing...