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:
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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