Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pudina Idli / Mint Idli

I thought of making some thing special for this republic day.. But you know I'm all time busy with cleaning & setting house for my In-Laws who are coming next month.This is a old post I made for Independence day & reposting it for republic day. 

Coming to recipe these Idli's are filled with flavor of pudina/mint in every bite. If you allow the batter to ferment a bit for one day it tastes even better. 
You can serve them for breakfast or dinner along with coconut or peanut chutney.

For Idli
11/2 of urad dal
3 cups of Idli rava
For Stuffing
1 Cup pudina finely chopped
2 green chili's
1 cup finely chopped onion
Carrot for garnishing (optional)
Soak urad dal overnight or attest for 6 hrs to 8 hrs. Soak the rava for 1hr.
Grind dal to a fine paste. Now squeeze water from rava and add to the batter. Now add salt to the batter and mix it well.
*** Allow the batter to ferment for 1 day to get better taste. You can make atleast 40 Idlis with this measurement. 

For Mint Idli  
Mix mint, onion & green chili's to the batter. 
Now greese idli plates with little ghee ( Idlis won't stick to the plate. They come out clean.) and fill plates ith batter.Garnish with carrot on top if you like.
Heat the idli cooker with 11/2 cup of water & place the idli plates inside. Close it with a lid. & allow it to cook for 20mins to 30 mins.

Switch of heat and allow it to cook. Now remove the idli's and serve them with Ghee. 

Out Come: Those Idli's were heavenly. 


  1. Loved the idea of a tricolor idli.

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  3. happy independence day dear, those idlis look awesome :)

  4. Pudina idli looks so softy and inviting..

  5. Wonderful Idlis....Very unique ...looks so delicious..thanks for sharing...

  6. wow.....lovely recipe for republic day...superb idea

  7. lovely recipe for a big fan of pudina like myself!!!gotta make em!

  8. Dear Sreevali
    How are you? I have been thinking of visiting your blog for quite some time. Now finally made it. I like this recipe , very nice. Let me see what great recipes you have here.
    Have a nice week