Idli Kababs – fun way to introduce veggies

Idli Kababs (almost an Oil-free food) are basically kababs made with mini Idlis. This recipe of Idli kababs is a healthy variation as I have used the puree of Spinach and Beetroot. Feeding vegetables to my kids on a daily basis is a struggle which I face very often. I am always up with some of the other recipes wherein I can hide the veggies which they would not eat otherwise.  Also, iron-rich foods are a must for everyone. I also made them as a party snack, and some of my friends said that this dish should be called Healthy Cocktail Idli Kababs as this is almost an oil-free food.

My daughters are fond of Idlis (thank god) so I usually have some scope to do a variation. I so wanted to feed beetroot and spinach to them and just thought about having some fun and colorful mini idlis.

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So I finally hit the kitchen with my mission IDLI KABABS.  I also involved my daughters in making them and they had a great time. It was a fun and healthy project which was successful and worth every effort.

Finally, a grin on my face when my daughter’s relished it with love even more because they had put in that little effort in preparing them. It is very simple… healthy and a creative recipe that can be fed to your kids with a healthy dose of love.

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idli ke kabab

Recipe of Idli Kababs

Hetal Kamdar
Idli Kababs are basically kababs made with mini Idlis. These kababs are a healthy variation as I have used the puree of Spinach and Beetroot.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 172 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups idli batter
  • 1 cup spinach puree
  • 1 cup carrot puree
  • 1 cup beetroot puree
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • Toothpicks for grilling

Instructions
 

  • Grease the mini idli stand and pour the batter in it.
  • Steam the idlis in idli cooker for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the idlis cool down apply butter and take the Idlis out of the mold very softly.
  • Put all the idlis in a plate.
  • Keep aside a few plain idlis.
  • Now take a spoon and dip the remaining idlis in spinach, carrot, and beetroot puree.
  • Take a toothpick and insert the beetroot, carrot, plain, and spinach idlis.
  • Apply butter and sprinkle chaat masala on it.
  • Grill it in a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes.
  • Toss once in between to change the sides.
  • Relish the idli kababs when hot with tomato ketchup.
  • For Spinach puree
  • Boil the spinach leaves in salt water for 2 minutes and strain the water. 2. Once cooled blend it in a food processor and keep it aside in a bowl.
  • For Carrot Puree
  • Remove the skin of the carrots and boil them in a pressure pan till 2 whistles.
  • Once cooled blend it in a food processor and keep it aside in a bowl.
  • For Beetroot puree
  • Remove the skin of the beetroots and boil them in a pressure pan till 2 whistles.
  • Once cooled blend it in a food processor and keep it aside in a bowl.

Notes

You can use any vegetables of your choice. You can grill or fry the idlis.
Serve it hot, with tomato ketchup, chutney or plain Idli Kababs.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 284mgPotassium: 857mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 25565IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 203mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Idli Kababs, Idli Snacks for Kids, Tea Time Snack, Vegetable Idli Kababs
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I hope you will enjoy making this recipe for Idli Kababs. They are also called Cocktail Idli Kababs. They are a healthy idli snack that everyone will relish. A perfect almost oil-free food.

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