We are a strong believer of a healthy diet and semolina (sooji) is one of the best healthy grains used specially in Indian dishes. Being light on the stomach, dishes made with sooji are easy to digest and make a great healthy snack for everyone and your toddlers too 😉
Health benefits of sooji
- Boosts energy
- Rich in iron
- No cholesterol
- Improves bone health
In this post, we will be discussing 5 different and easy ways in which you can make idli a part of your diet.
Plain Sooji Idli
Plain idli, mild in taste is usually served with sambar and chutney. This is a basic recipe required in all other variations discussed below.
[Read: Red Dosa Chutney]
[Read: Pista Milk]
Masala Idli is another variation to the plain idli. Filled with vegetables, masala idli makes a great dish to be served for breakfast or snacks.
Variations kids love
Simply add boiled and grated beetroot to the plain idli batter and steam. It gives a nice pink colour to the idli.
[Read: Beetroot : ‘Beet’ the odds!]
Add finely chopped french beans, capsicum, carrot to the plain idli batter and steam. No need to cook the vegetables as they will be steamed.
Take 1 tbsp of idli batter prepared above, put it in the greased idli mould.
Add a little bit of stuffing of your choice, I prefer Paneer (you can also take boiled potato), add another spoon of idli batter to cover the stuffing and steam like usual.
“By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgement.” ~Steve Maraboli
Eat healthy, stay healthy!