Innovative Idli Recipes are the most exciting and interesting idli recipes you can make as part of your breakfast, snacks and dinner. Food monotony is the common problem in many of our families. Being innovative has become a essential part of our lives in everything that we deal with.
In the current blog, I am so excited to share the 25 different varieties of Innovative idli recipes. Every recipe is different and unique in its own way. You can amaze your family by cooking them. I am sure they would love to try these variations than having a regular idli
Idli has always been a very common breakfast in most of the Indian households. These steamed rice cakes will take a special place in your heart when they come in different tastes, color and texture.
25 Incredible and Innovative Idli Recipes For a Happy Meal
Have you ever thought making so much varieties in a idli can make your family happy?. I am sure that once you get to know all these recipes you will be a master of all the varieties. You can also give additional twist and tweaks to them to make it more exciting. Let us now get to know the exciting Innovative Idli recipes i have tried and relished.
1. Podi rava idli
Idli podi is a coarse spicy powder and when the rava idli is tossed in the idli podi is the best combination. This is one of the very popular idli in the South India. YO u can serve as snacks for kids and family. Sambhar and Chutney are the best accompaniment for the podi rava idli.
2. Rava Idli Recipe
Rava idli recipe is a very simple and common breakfast in many of the South Indian Households and especially in Karnataka. Instead of eating plain rava idli, you can add the grated carrot with aromatic tempering to the idli batter. This makes a nice twist to the regular idlis and will go best with chutney or Sambhar.
3. Rice Idli Recipe
One of the most preferred breakfast in the South Indian Breakfast and most common in Tamil Nadu. Rice idlis are so soft and spongy. They are often compared to the jasmine flowers to convey the softness. You can dunk in sambar or chutney to be eaten as sambar idli or chutney idli. You can fry the idlis and toss in it masala to make fried idlis. These steamed rice cakes considered to be one of the best breakfasts in India.
4. Podi Idli Recipe
Recipe of Podi idli is one the easiest snack recipe i would always love to pack for my family. Spicy food lovers would enjoy this recipe. Idlis are made with the fermented rice batter and usually made in small size for this recipe. They are tossed in spicy coarse idli podi and you can serve with yummy chutney. You can always adjust the spiciness by also spreading clarified butter or ghee on top of it.
5. Chicken kheema idli
Wonderful non vegetarian breakfast any meat eaters would drool on seeing it is the Chicken Kheema idli. Its is amazing twist to the idlis especially for the meat lovers. Little chunks of chicken with the right amount of spices and beautifully spread on the idlis will make your day. Best accompaniment for this is chicken or mutton gravy.
6. Homemade vegetable Idli
Vegetable Idli is a wonderful recipe made of mixed vegetables. You can any vegetables like carrot, beetroot, beans, green peas, cabbage and potato. This is one of the best way to feed your kids when they dont eat vegetables directly. It makes a complete meal as it has lot of vegetables . You can saute all mixed vegetables with spices and mix with idli batter to make vegetable idlis.
7. Instant Oats Idli
Oats idli is one of the healthiest idli recipes. It is mostly preferred by the weight watchers. You can make an instant idli with rava and oats . I love to use the fermented batter to make the oats idli. Oats are roasted and grounded to a fine powder to mix with the fermented idli batter. You can also add mixed veggies to make it a complete meal for the family.
8. Poha idli for babies
Early foods for the babies are very important to be chosen carefully. Idlis are the best food to be fed for the babies. Poha idlis are very good for them as they are super soft and spongy. Baby can easily swallow the food. I have started using this for my beloved son when he was eight months old.
9. Banana idli for babies
Idli with Banana is a very good source of potassium and one of the most preferred food for the babies. Banana is most commonly used early food for the babies as It is very easy to swallow. Even the toddlers would love to have banana idlis when you serve as breakfast or snacks. You can also drizzle some honey or maple syrup to add extra sweetness when you serve for the toddlers. You can use super ripe bananas to get the best taste.
10. Carrot Idli for babies
You can mix the Fermented batter with carrot puree that makes a beautiful carrot idli which babies and toddlers loves the most. Its very healthy and nutritious food for both toddlers and babies. This is the best way to feed your child when dont like to eat vegetables directly. I have always tried carrot, beetroot and many other vegetables in the form of idli for my son.
11. Pink idli recipe
Beetroots in any form consumed gives great health benefits to our body. They are great source of immunity boosters with lots of vitamins and fiber. You can mix the beetroot puree with fermented idli batter to give the beautiful pink color. Your kids will be easily attracted to such colorful foods. You will be amazed at how much the family would enjoy this meal
12. Green idli recipe
Coriander and Mint imparts a beautiful aromatic flavor to any dishes. You make the spicy puree of the coriander and mint. When you mix this aromatic puree to the fermented batter gives green flavorsome idlis. Both coriander and Mint helps detoxifying your body and cleanses your our system. You can serve this idli with tangy okra curry or any chutney makes a beautiful combination
13. White poha idli
When you think of soft n spongy idli, flattened rice is the first thing that should come to our mind. They help making the softest idlis. Generally poha is added a little in any idli batter to give the softness to the idlis. Main ingredient of the poha idli itself used in large proportion to the other ingredients. Instead of eating plain poha idlis you can make some tweaks to stuff them grated beetroot or carrot to make it more delicious.
14. Brown rice idli
This is one such recipe most preferred the weight watchers. This has a amazing influence in controlling weight yet you can eat rice. This is one of my personal favorite weight watcher idli i would call it as. To make a soft and fluffiest idli, you need to master the recipe of the batter as well. You can serve this with sambar or chutney.
15. Tasty spinach Idli
Whether we like it or not Spinach is one green leafy vegetable that should be included in our diet very often. Because it is rich in Vitamins, Iron and Manganese. When you finely chop them to saute with onions and green chillis to add in idli batter, they make yummy idlis. Idlis are the best way to feed ourselves with healthy vegetables and just mixing them with right proportions.
16. Instant beetroot idli
Add the finely grated beetroot sauted along with the tempering to the idli batter to make the beautiful pink idlis. They are so good for lowering the blood pressure with all the essential nutrients packed in it. It makes a complete filling meal. You will be surprised how much your kids would love to eat them.
17. Beetroot carrot idli
While beetroot and carrot has got its own health benefits, when they are put together it forms the best meal of the day. As they are look so colorful and tastes yummy still have so much benefits for the healthy body. This has always been one of the favorite idli for the family and especially for the kids to start a day fresh and bright
18. Red rice idli recipe
Idli made with red rice which is rich in Iron and Vitamin, who can say no to this idli. Especially when you are someone who is very health conscious, this is a must try recipe. That beautiful color to the idli comes from the red rice. When you try this I am sure you would prefer this over the regular idlis. The quality of the batter lies in the softness of the idlis so the recipe is the batter is as important as the idli recipe.
19. Red poha idli recipe
Idli made with Red poha is something i had always enjoyed making as its different from the regular savory idli. Yes, its a sweet idli. Soaked and slightly ground poha along with jaggery powder stuffed with coconut and nuts. One of best sweet idlis I ever had. My family enjoyed eating them like hot cakes. You can use honey or maple syrup as a side to make it most tasty.
20. Soft ragi idli recipe
Finger Millet Idlis are also called as Ragi idli. Various millets can be used to make idlis while ragi is one of the popular millets for making idlis. If someone is looking for gluten free idlis, this is the must try idli recipe. You can ragi flour along with the fermented batter to make the soft and spongy idlis. They taste amazing with peanut chutney.
21. Paneer Stuffed idli
To break food monotony, stuffed idlis are the best instead of the regular idlis. You make many variations in the stuffed idlis and stuffed paneer will be one of the most preferred idlis. Paneer masala is made which is loaded with proteins. Best protein rich breakfast especially for the vegetarians. The paneer masala used to stuff is very much similar to the masala made to stuff paratha or sandwich.
22. Potato stuffed idli
Stuffed idli with potato masala is the one of easy and tasty stuffed idlis. Make little patties of the potato masala layering them with the idli batter makes a tasty stuffed potato idli. They look so beautiful like a sandwich with potato masala as the patties sit beautifully in between layers of idlis. Yous kids would love to eat them as such without any side.
23. Egg stuffed idli
Have you ever imagined an egg burji can make a beautiful stuffed idli. This is another protein rich breakfast .It makes a filling and complete meal. You can make a regular egg burji wonderfully layered in between the idli batter. Egg stuffed idlis are so good for health as it has good cholesterol . It is a kids friendly meal
24. Mutton stuffed idli
Spicy Aromatic Mutton Kheema is layered in the idli batter to make the mutton Kheema idli. This is one of the most preferred non vegetarian breakfast. It is so filling meal which can be served for lunch as well. Best Accompaniment for mutton idli is Chicken kurma or Fish Curry. This is good path breaker for the regular idlis in the Indian breakfasts.
25. Vegetable stuffed idli
Your kids would love to eat Stuffed vegetable idli. Stuffed idlis looks unique to kids yet idlis are loaded with vegetables making it healthy too. You can try many vegetables stuffing like potato, carrots, beans, cabbage or broccoli. You can get as creative as possible in adding the vegetables for the stuffing. Layering the idli batter over this creative vegetable stuffing gives a delectable vegetable stuffed idlis.
I hope that the comprehensive list of Innovative Idli recipes in this blog came across as insightful. Do share more such Innovative idli recipes with me in the comments section below.