Wednesday, March 1, 2017

COLOURFUL IDLI MUFFINS / SPINACH, CARROT AND BEETROOT MUFFINS ( Holi Special)


Holi, the festival of colours is round the corner. I don't like playing with colours but I celebrate with colourful food and snacks. Today's snack is colourful and healthy idlis using natural colours from spinach, beetroot and carrots and I steamed them in muffin cups.
We chose the Holi theme in our group "Shhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge", where we are paired with another blogger and we select 2 secret ingredients for each other. This month I am paired with Priya Satheesh who gave me carrots and beetroot. Do visit her blog- Priya's Menu for some lovely recipes.
 These days ready batter is easily available in the stores. You can also make it at home if you wish to.


To make Idli batter at home:
Ingredients:
 Raw rice ....... 2 cups
 Parboiled rice ......... 1 cup
Urad dal ......... 1 cup
Cooked rice .... 2-3 tbsps
 Salt ................. to taste


 Method:
 1. Soak the rice and dal separately for at least 4-5 hours.
 2. Grind them separately adding a little water and salt to taste.
 3. Mix everything together and let the dough ferment preferably overnight or until it is risen well.
4. Divide the batter into three portions
5. Add boiled and grated beetroot to one portion.
6. Boil and grind the spinach. Add this puree to the second batter
7.Add grated carrots to the third portion. If you wish to get bright orange colour you can add a pinch of kesari colour.
8.Now grease the muffin moulds. Spoon one colour first and steam for 1 minute until it is slightly firm.
9.Follow the same step with the second coloured batter.
10. After you spoon the third coloured batter you need to steam for 5-6 minutes or until done.



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36 comments:

  1. That is such an interesting variety of idli with so much colors... looks so good!

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  2. Love it Shobha! Great idea! 😋😉

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  3. Oh goodness . Such colourful idlis. Lovely.

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  4. wow shobha ji another colorful treat from you... loved it

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  5. Very colorful and festive, nice!!

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  6. love the coloured layers... very festive and inviting.

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  7. Looks Amazing, colourful and healthy !

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  8. Omg, stunning idli muffins, seriously loved the way you prepared them, very catchy.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Priya

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  9. What an innovative idea for serving Idlis.. kids will love these colorful Idlis.Healthy , yummy and treat for eyes.

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  10. Wow what a splash of colors shobhaji! cute way of serving them with a ice-cream stick! I m sure my lil one would love this cool idlies!

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    1. Thanks Priya..kids will surely love them..

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  11. Wow what a unique way of serving idlis. I bet kids would love this a lot. Beautifully done.

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    1. Yes Renu.. a healthy treat for kids..
      Thanks

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  12. wow!!Such a colourful idli and love the fact that the colours are natural too. Looks very deliciuous

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    1. Yes Veena, I could never believe when I got such lovely colours after steaming them..

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  13. Wow these are truly holi idlis. Such colourful and deliciously healthy idlis

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  14. These colourful Idli Pops look stunning. Such a wonderful share for Holi.Kids will love to have it.

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    1. Thanks Preethi.. yes definitelya treat for kids..

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  15. What an innovative idea to make colourful idli. Kids will definitely happy to have these idli. Loved your presentation and loved this colourful treat.

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  16. surely attracted by all kids !! Looks amazing, colorful and healthy as well

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