Mixed Vegetable Idli - Veggie Delights!

Vegetable idli is a good meal for adults and young alike. The vegetable idli nutritional value gives the goodness of fresh and delicious vegetables. As idli is the staple and nutritious breakfast, vegetable idli increases the nutritional value with the richness of the veggies. Vegetable idli is a healthy breakfast option and can also be added as a delicious tiffin for children. If kids get bored with the regular snacks and foods in tiffin, you can make vegetable idlis at home and give them in tiffin for a change. It is also a good option of feeding vegetables to children as many kids don’t like eating vegetables in meals. By serving vegetable idlis, you can get your child to eat the vegetables without knowing it.   Note: You must use a ready-made idli batter for preparing this recipe.

Mixed Vegetable Idli Info:

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Total Time

40 Mins




Main course or Snack

Mixed Vegetable Idli Ingredients:

  • Oil for greasing
  • Water
  • Idli batter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Carrots (grated) – 1//2 cup
  • French beans (chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • Green peas (mashed) – 2 tbsp
  • Onions (chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – Coriander leaves (finely chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 3 to 4
  • Sunflower Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Ginger paste – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander (chopped) – 1/4 cup

Step-by-Step Instructions:

For Idlis:

  • Take your ready-made idli batter in a large bowl and mix it well to remove any bubbles.
  • Add some salt to improve the taste of the batter if you think the batter needs it.
  • Mix it again to spread the salt uniformly.
  • Keep it aside for a while.

For Vegetable Mixture:

  • Pour oil in a pan to heat it and add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds sizzle, add asafoetida, green chillies and the ginger paste to it.
  • Add the onions and sauté them till they are golden brown.
  • Add the vegetables (carrot, French beans, and peas) and add salt and water. Cook until tender and the mixture turns dry.
  • Switch off the flame and add coriander. Mix well.

Final Steps:

  • Grease the idli molds and pour idli batter in them.
  • Pour a portion of the vegetable mixture on top of the batter and cover the stuffing with little idli batter on top.
  • Steam the mix in the idli maker for 15 minutes.
  • Serve them hot with Tomato chutney or Garlic Chutney for a sumptuous meal.
  • For variation in taste, you can add garam masala powder or chili powder for zesty vegetable idli.

The delicious Vegetable Idli is now ready for consumption!
Enjoy the rich and tasty Vegetable Idlis.