Tri-Colour Sooji Idli | Independence Day Special.

Tricolor Sooji idli

15th August is a special day for us. It remarks the celebration of our freedom, our Independence. Let’s celebrate this day with utmost respect and gratitude. Here wishing each one of you a very Happy Independence Day.

Since we talk everything in terms of food, I thought why not make something special for Independence Day. Let’s make a very easy and quick recipe using tri-colours representing our National Flag and celebrate the freedom.

This is a quick, easy and fun recipe. If you are fond of Idli, but don’t have the time to prepare the batter, this recipe is perfect for you. This is a normal Sooji Idli recipe but with a little twist. Perfect tiffin recipe for your kids or you can have it as an evening snack with a cup of tea. I have made this in Microwave, but you can make in normal Idli stand.

Tricolor Sooji Idli

Let’s get into this colourful recipe! 😉

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Tri-Colour Sooji Idli | Microwave Cooking
Celebrating Independence Day. Let's Bake, Cut and Fry Food and not people! Try this Tri-Colour Sooji Idli. Happy Freedom! Happy Independence Day 😇 ❤️
Course appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
mini
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Sooji Rava Semolina / /
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet eno salt / fruit
  • 1 /8 teaspoon citric acid {optional}
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon greasing Oil for and tadka
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons coriander chutney green
  • 1/2 tea Orange spoon food colour
  • 1/4 tea spoon green food colour.
For Green Chutney
Course appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
mini
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Sooji Rava Semolina / /
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet eno salt / fruit
  • 1 /8 teaspoon citric acid {optional}
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon greasing Oil for and tadka
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons coriander chutney green
  • 1/2 tea Orange spoon food colour
  • 1/4 tea spoon green food colour.
For Green Chutney
Instructions
  1. In a deep mixing bowl. Take sooji, curd and water. Mix it well using a spoon.
  2. Now add citric acid {this is optional- if curd is sour enough, don't add this}, salt and oil into the same mixture of sooji and curd. Mix all of these together.
  3. This is the main batter and we will leave it to rest for about 20 minutes.
  4. After the batter has been rested, again add 1/2 cup water or as required. We want a semi thick consistency.
  5. Since we are making tri-colour Idli, divide the batter into 3 parts as shown below. Divide equally using a spoon.
  6. I am making these Idli in Microwave. I have this microwave safe idli maker. It it like a steamer, where you put water at the bottom tub and place the idli stand on the top one. The steam will come out of these tiny holes and will cook our Idli.
  7. Fill half a glass of water and pre-heat this for 1 minute. So that our water is heated when we will place the Idlis.
  8. Grease the idli stand like the pic below.
For White Idli :
  1. Take one part of the batter / one bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 teaspoon eno / fruit salt and mix it well.
  3. Grease the idli stand with oil and pour idli batter.
  4. Place it on top of the idli maker and microwave it on high temperature for about 8 minutes.
  5. Once 8 minutes are over, you will see Idlis have leave the sides.
  6. Using a tooth-pick check if its cooked or not.
  7. Remove the idlis.
For Green Idlis :
  1. Firstly prepare green chutney. For that, in a mixer blender jar - take fresh coriander leaves, grated ginger, jeera, green chilies and a little bit of water.
  2. Blend it well and take out in a bowl.
  3. Add lemon juice and salt to taste. Our green chutney is ready.
  4. Now take the second batch of the batter and add 2-3 tablespoons of green chutney. It totally depends on the colour you want.
  5. Add 1/2 teaspoon eno, mix well and instantly pour into the greased idli maker.
  6. Microwave it for 8 minutes.
  7. Once done, check using a toothpick and take them out.
  8. It's very important to add eno at the end, otherwise it won't come soft.
For Saffron Idli
  1. Take the last batch / bowl of the batter and add saffron / orange color to it.
  2. Since carrots is not available these days, I have used colour. You can go for grated carrots or tomatoes too.
  3. Mix the colour well and add 1/2 teaspoon of eno.
  4. Mix it and instantly pour into the greased idli stand.
  5. Microwave it for 8 minutes. Once done, check using a toothpick.
Recipe Notes

Arranging the Idlis.

You can arrange them using a toothpick or using a skewer. Serve hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Tada! Yummy, healthy and super easy sooji idlis are ready.

Happy Independence Day everyone! 🙂

Note :

  • Add eno only before you are going to microwave it. Don't add it all together. Add one by one before steaming the idlis.
  • You can add carrot puree instead of orange colour.
  • Can serve it with coconut chutney.
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