Jan 14, 2018

Beetroot Rava Idli

Beetroot idli is really healthy meal for breakfast time which you can serve with green chuthey or tomato chutney. These idlis are made by simple combination of semolina aka raava and yogurt. But to give beetroot flavor in this idli, we add the tempering of beetroot which gives color and flavor both.

For beetroot flavor, we just cook grated beetroot with mustard seeds, curry leaves, dal chilies and ginger.

Red color idlis looks so soft and delicious to eat, even you can serve this recipe as tiffin meal for kids and adults.

Beetroot Rava Idli

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
Cooking Method: Steaming

Beetroot Tempering
1/2 Cup Beetroot, peel and grated
1 Tbsp. Oil
1Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tsp. Urad Dal
Few Curry leaves
1 Green Chilies, Finely chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger, Finely chopped
1/4 Tsp. Asafoetida
Few Cashewnuts, Broken

For Mixture
1 1/2 Cup Semolina
1/2 Cup Yogurt
Salt to Taste
1/2 Cup Water
3/4 Tsp. Eno Salt
Oil for greasing
1/2 Cup Beetroot Masala

Combine raava, yogurt, salt and water to make smooth batter without lumps and keep aside for few minutes.
Heat the oil in non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, green chilies, ginger. Add broken cashews and saute one minute.
Add grated beetroot and saute few seconds and remove from the flame to cool down.
Add beetroot tadka in rava batter and mix it well. Add eno and mix it.
Grease the idli plate and add ladleful batter in each section.
Steam it for 15 minutes till to cook.
Serve hot with chutneys.

Tags: how to make beetroot idlis, beetroot recipe, beetroot rava idlis, idlis recipe, snacks, healthy meal, steam recipe, south indian recipe, tiffin recipe, red color food, easy recipe, vegetrain recipe.

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  1. Wow, orangish pink idli looks wonderful

  2. Wow! the colorful idli looks stunning.

  3. Wow, beets have added such lovely color to the idlis. They look sooo tempting and delicious.

  4. Nice idea. The idlis are so colorful.

  5. Wonderful idea to use some vegetables in the idlis. It also gives thm such a beautiful color.

  6. Those idlis look beautiful Preeti. I have added beet puree to the regular idli batter. I must try this one soon.


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