Homemade Green idli recipe is a simple colorful idli recipe made with coriander and mint leaves. It makes the so flavorsome as both mint and coriander leaves imparts an aromatic flavor to the idli batter. I am sure you family or kids will enjoy this green idli recipe as snack or breakfast
In my current blog, I would like to share with you the recipe of the green idli and also the batter. When you master the recipe of the idli batter, you will be surprised to see the green idli can be done so effortlessly. Because the quality of the idli lies in the batter.
As part from the aroma from mint and the coriander leaves. they have many health benefits too. Kids would love to eat colorful food as it draws their attention very easily. This is a must try recipe if you want to amaze your kids or family with different variations to your idli.
How do i made the Homemade Green Idli Recipe
Mint is anti-inflammatory, fights against harmful bacteria and also boots the immunity system. Coriander also boots your immunity and many more benefits. This is such a beautiful combo when grounded together with little spiciness and added to the idli batter. It is equally important to know how to make the idli batter as well. I am sure you would be happy to learn this easy recipe for your family.
Utensils and time required for the Homemade Green Idli Recipe
I am sure you will enjoy the entire cooking of this recipe. Firstly it is not going to take much time. Secondly you need very simple utensils and will be available in all the indian kitchens.
1 Bowl to mix the idli batter
4 small bowls to soak the ingredients
|BATTER RESTING TIME
Over night – Rice
Urad (Black lentil) , Fenugreek Seeds and Flattened rice
|IDLI COOKING TIME IN IDLI COOKER
10 to 12 Minutes
|TiME for Green Puree
2 to 3 Minutes
Ingredient for the Homemade Green Idli Recipe
Even for the simple recipes, you must be keep all the ingredients ready before you start cooking. This way it will make the cooking more effortless and you will have a amazing cooking experience.
|EXACT QUANTITY OF INGREDIENTS EXPLAINED FOR IDLI BATTER
Idli rice – 1 Cups
Urad dal (Black lentils) – 1/4 cup
Water – 2 Cups
Flattened Rice – 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt – According to taste
Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup
Coriander Leaves – 1/2 cup
Green Chilies – 2
Complete procedure for Homemade Green idli Recipe
Now that we know what are the utensils used, time required and the ingredients to be used, it is time to learn the recipe. I would like to share the detailed step by step recipe of the idli batter and also the green idli recipe. Let us get started to learn this pretty simple and easy idli recipe.
Soak the rice in a small bowl over night
In a large bowl , add 1 cup of rice and add enough the quantity of water. Rinse the rice twice in the water and clean the rice. You should then soak the rice in a bowl. Make sure you soak the rice in enough quantity of water and rest it overnight.
Soak the Urad dal (Black lentil) , Flattened rice and Fenugreek seeds in a separate bowls for two hours
Though we call it Black lenthil, the outer black cover is removed and sold in the market. So the lentil looks white inside.
In a bowl ,rinse the 1/4 cup of urad dal ( Black lentil) twice or thrice and soak it in the water. You should make sure you use thrice the quantity of water to soak or two hours. Reason being, the lentils swell up double the size.
Add required water in a another bowl and rinse 1/2 cup of flattened twice. Soak it for two hours with enough water as this will also swell up double. This is another important ingredient to make the idli soft.
In a small cup , add 1/2 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and soak in water
Grind the Soaked Ingredients into a Batter
Add the each soaked ingredients to the mixer grinder. Grind each soaked ingredient speerately . Transfer the ground paste to separate bowls. You make sure to grind the urad dal or black lentil with fenugreek seeds together . Grind Flattened rice and idli rice seperately.
Nice and smooth idli batter will be ready
Add the ground flattened rice paste to the rice paste and mix well
Take the idli rice paste ta bowl and add the ground flattened rice paste and mix well
Add the ground urad dal paste to the rice paste and mix well
Now you must add the ground urad dal paste to the poha rice paste and mix well.
Add the salt to taste and mix well
Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. You must add salt and mix it well so that you clear all the lumps.
Transfer the batter to the large bowl and leave it for Fermentation
Now transfer the batter to a large bowl. You should make sure the batter is only filled half of the bowl. Because after the fermentation, the batter rises to the top. When you fill more than half, the batter might spill over.
Leave the idli batter covered overnight and fermented batter is ready. You will clearly see how much the batter has risen in the bowl.
Batter has swelled up and risen in the bowl and fermented
Once the batter is fermented , it swells and rises up in the bowl. You can add little water and adjust the consistency of the batter to make sure its not too thick or too runny. Now the batter is ready to be used.
Add green chillies, Mint leaves and Coriander leaves to the mixer jar
You must finely chop1/2 cup of mint leaves and coriander leaves . Add them to the mixer jar along with the green chillies.
Grind it into a smooth paste
Once you add the ingredients to the jar, grind them to a smooth paste. You dont have add salt in the puree as the batter has enough salt. You can add a pinch if you wish to.
Add the green puree to the idli batter and mix well
Now the green puree is ready. You can add it the idli batter which was fermented and mix well.
Green idli batter is ready to be used for making yummy idlis
You can make yummy green idlis with this batter. You can add little water to adjust the consistency of the water if it is too thick.
Keep the idli cooker on the stove
Take the idli cooker and place it on the stove and keep it in the medium heat. Always maintain the flame in the medium heat not avoid over cooking.
Add one cup of water to the idli cooker
Take half cup of water and add it to the idli cooker. Its very important not to add too much water in the idli cooker. While cooking the water may be spill over the idlis and can make the idli soggy.
Grease the idli moulds
You must now grease the idli moulds. Please use ghee or any vegetable oil. Add few drops of oil in each idli mould and grease each of the moulds completely. In some traditional South indian house holds uses cloth to cover the moulds and add the batter on top of it.
Fill the green idli batter in the moulds
Take the batter in the ladle and pout the batter to the idli moulds. You must now fill the idli moulds with idli batter. You must ensure not to fill the mould until the brim and the idli batter will rise when cooked.
Close the lid and cook for ten mins in the medium flame
Place the idli stand to the idli cooker, close the lid and turn on the stove.Place the idli cooker on the stove and cook for ten mins.
Check if the idlis are cooked well
After ten minutes, you can use a knife or fork to poke into the idlis to check if they are cooked well.With a well cooked idli, the knife or the fork will come out clean.
Remove the idli stand and let it cool on its own
When you are sure that the idlis are cooked well. Allow it to cool for sometime otherwise you will burn your hands while removing the idlis. When the idlis are cool, remove them and take it in a bowl
Serve the green idlis with Lady’s finger curry
Flavorsome green idlis are ready to serve. You can serve them with lady’s finger curry which is tangy and spicy. One of the best accompaniments for idli. You can also serve with Hot South Indian Sambhar for breakfast and dinner
What should I do for a hassle free cooking of Homemade Green idli Recipe
Now that you know how to make the recipe, you must also understand what are the tips to follow while cooking. This will ensure you have a lovely kitchen experience
1. Benefits of coriander leaves
Coriander leaves has lot of health benefits as it has lot of nutrients, good for digestion. It also imparts a distinct and refreshing flavor to any dish you cook.
2. Keep all the ingredients ready
Before you start cooking, keep all the ingredients in one place. This makes cooking more efficient and you won’t forget.
3. Do not overfill the idli moulds
Make sure that you do not fill the idli mould to the brim. After steaming, the idlis will rise, so, make sure you leave a little space for them to rise. Ideally, you should fill a little over three fourth of the idli mould.
4. Remove the idlis carefully
Once the idli is cooked, don’t remove it from the mould instantly. If you try that, the idlis may break. Leave it for a minute or two before removing them from the moulds. If you have difficulty removing the idlis, use a sharp object to loosen it from the edges of the idli mould.
5. Remove all lumps from batter
If your batter has turned out to be lumpy, make sure you remove all the lumps using a whisk. If you do not have a whisk, use a spoon or fork to remove the lumps.
6. Keep idli moulds greased before adding batter
Always grease up idli moulds before adding batter.
7. Use Idli Rice for batter
its very important to use the idli rice instead of the Regular rice. If you want the idli to remain soft even in room temperature, idli rice is a must
8. Add Fenugreek seeds for better fermentation
Fenugreek seeds helps to ferment well. Since the same batter can also be used for dosa, it helps in crispiness
These soft and spongy green idli tastes the best I hope you enjoyed learning the most traditional recipe that can be used for all meals in a day. Please feel free to ask questions and add your comments in the section below