Vegetable idli makes a perfect nutritious recipe for breakfast.
Two cups of Rice
1/4 cup urad dal
50 grams shelled green peas
25 grams carrot
1/4 cup chana dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 small onion, minced
1 bunch of sliced coriander leaves
2 tblsps finely grated coconut
4 green chillies, minced
A pinch of eating soda
Salt as per taste
1/2 inch ginger
Soak dal and rice in water for around 6 hours.
Steam cook all the vegetables and mince them.
Extract thick juice from coconut.
Grind rice, dal, ginger, cumin seeds and chillies to a paste.
Mix in all the vegetables, coconut, coriander leaves, onion ,salt, baking soda and enough coconut milk to form a thick batter.
Set aside for 1 hour.
You can use small round idli plates. Grease them with ghee or oil. Fill the idli containers with about 3/4 batter each.
Steam these till the idlis are firm. You can also test this by inserting a knife or a toothpick and see if they come out clean. Steam again if some batter sticks to the knife or toothpick.
Once the idlis are prepared, remove and serve with side dishes as per liking.