Idlis are traditional South Indian breakfast which is healthy for it is made by steaming a rice and lentil batter. Today I'm sharing with you a fun, healthy, easy and delicious Tricolor recipe that is naturally tri-colored. That means I haven't added any artificial food colors.
A very happy Independence Day to y'all!
Make these with store-bought Idli Batter or make the batter from scratch. If you opt for the latter, start the reparation a day prior.
Here's how you can make Idli Batter at home
How to Make Tricolor Idlis
We will be dividing the idli batter into three - one for saffron, one for white and the other being green. To get orangish- saffron color, we shall be using red chilies and tomato. You can go easy on the red chillies if you are preparing this for kids.
For the green color, we shall grind together, a handful of green peas and coriander leaves.
To one set of Idli batter, we shall add the pureed tomato and red chillies and to the other set, we will be adding pureed green peas and coriander leaves. Remember to strain both the purees before adding to the batter.
Mix well to form the colors.
To the greased Idli mould, add a ladleful of Idli batter. Top it with a little grated carrot, grated coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves on Saffron, White and Green Idlis respectively.
Steam until cooked and serve with delicious White Coconut Chutney or Sambar.
Tricolor Idli Recipe:Print
- Total Time: 0 hours
- Idli batter-as required
- Orange batter
- • 1 big tomato
- • 2 red chillies
- Green batter
- • 1 cup coriander leaves and a handful of greenpeas
- • 1 green chilli
- • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
- Divide the idli batter into three equal parts. Keep one part aside for the white coloured idlis.
- Grind the two sets of ingredients separately. Add them to the two sets of batter and mix well.
- Use the plain batter, orange batter and green batter to make three different coloured idlis.
- Top them with grated coconut, grated carrot and finely chopped coriander leaves respectively. Arrange the idlis on a plate as the tricolor national flag.
- Prep Time: 0 hours
- Cook Time: 0 hours
Tip: You can also make Small Idlis, skewer it to a toothpick to make Cocktail Idlis.
That’s all for now!
Find how to make Tricolor Layered Pulao here on the blog.
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Wishing you a very happy Independence Day once again!
Aditi Mathur Kumar says
In the times of ready made colored idli mixes, I have been wondering how healthy it is for kids. And now I've found this post!! Will definitely make it soon for the kid. 🙂
Abhinav Kumar says
Its so tempting.. Will gonna try it out soon..I just hope its that easier to prepare as it is mentioned above....* (face-palm)*
RAKESH VT says
HAPPY IDLIPENDANCE DAY
Parul Thakur says
Wow! that's simple and so innovative. very cool. such a talented one you are, Shalini. <3
That would be a perfect dish for this auspicious day! Looks great too. Thanks for sharing, and happy Independence day! 🙂
A food that I am not familiar with (I live in the United States) but is making me hungry.
Thanks, Alana. I hope you try once. 🙂
Vasantha Vivek says
Wow. It looks so yummy and colorful. Happy Independece Day to you !!!
Thanks, Vasantha. Hope you had a great day 🙂
Awesome, that's very clever to make idlis in different colors. Hey do you have a easy recipe for idli batter... Ekdum easy Novice level?
Thanks, Raj. Sure, I do.
I will update soon. 🙂