Carrot Idli

Category:  Snacks

Region:  Indian

Type:  Vegetarian


  1. Raw Rice(Pachari)     1    cups
  2. Urad Dal(Uzhunnuparippu)     ½    cups
  3. Fenugreek Seeds(Uluva)     ¼    tsp
  4. Salt to taste     ½    tsp
  5. Water as required     1    cups
  6. Oil     2    tbsp
  7. Mustard Seeds     ¼    tsp
  8. Cumin Seeds     ¼    tsp
  9. Green Chillies finely chopped    2    nos.
  10. Curry Leaves     1    stalks
  11. Ginger finely chopped    1    pieces
  12. Asafoetida Powder    1    pinch
  13. Carrot     2    nos.
  14. Semolina (rawa)     2    tbsp


  1. Soak rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds, at least for 3 hours. Clean it well and grind in a mixer or grinder, along with cooked rice and salt.
  2. Do not add too much water while grinding, just add to just cover it. Ground it to a smooth consistency and keep it rest for 8 hours for fermenting.
  3. So idli batter is ready, if you can prepare idli too. Lets see now how to make carrot idli now. Add in the soaked semolina and combine well.
  4. Grind the carrot in a mixer without adding water. Transfer the minced carrot to the idli batter and mix well.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. When oil is hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, when started to splutter add in green chillies, ginger , curry leaves and hing powder too, off the flame.
  6. When the seasoning is fried nice aroma will come, transfer this seasoning to the idly batter and mix well till combined. Adjust salt at this level.
  7. Now apply oil or ghee to the idli moulds and pour a ladle of idli batter in each moulds.
  8. Steam covered for about 15 minutes. Trun off the heat and remove the lid after 5 minutes. Remove each idli carefully with a spoon and serve warm.

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