Quinoa Idly

Traditionally idly is prepared with Udad dal and idly rava or udad dal and idly rice. But try  adding something healthy like oats / quinoa. Have tried Oats idly sometime back and kids and my hubby loved it. This time I tried idly with Quinoa.  Simple, soft  and healthy dish for the whole family. You can ferment as regular idly or can make immediately adding eno fruit salt with out fermentation. 

Today we are starting with 4th week of BM. I choose Kids Delight- Lunch box recipes for kids. My kids being very picky eaters have to always think what to pack them for school lunch. You wont believe my son survived only on  peanut butter and bread through out his kindergarten. Now as they are at home for summer break, have been cooking different kind of food, just  to prepare myself for the next school year.  One such dish is Quinoa idly, Thank god my kids loved them. So this recipe goes to the 1st day of BM 66 under the theme " Lunch box recipes for Kids".


Quinoa 2 cups
Udad dal 1/2 cup


Soak Quinoa and udad dal separately for 6 to 8 hours.
Grind to smooth paste separately and then mix them together.
Mix well and cover to ferment over night or for 6 to 8 hours.
After fermentation add salt to taste.
Grease the idly plates / molds and add some idly batter in it.
Add  1 1/2 cups water to idly cooker and place the idly plates in it.
Cover and cook for 10 - 12 minutes.
Switch of flame and let rest for 10 minutes before removing the lid. 
Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar or any other chutney.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 66.

Also sending this recipe to Kids Delight event hosted by Pavani.  


vaishali sabnani said...

These are such healthy idlis ! Awesome idea .

Srividhya said...

I love quinoa.. I should say I am obsessed with it. ;-) Love this super healthy idli.

www.annapurnaz.in said...

a healthier alternative to already healthy idli...must try :)

www.annapurnaz.in said...

A healthier variation of normal idli...

Smruti Ashar said...

Wow that is a great recipe to use quinoa!! Lovely share.

Priya Suresh said...

Nutritious idly, even i tried idlies with quinoa and we loved it.

MySpicyKitchen said...

Nice to know your kids loved this idly. It is super healthy and have come out soft and fluffy.

Pavani said...

With just 2 ingredients your quinoa idli sounds super easy to make. Very filling and nutritious too.

Harini R said...

Fantastic idea and a nutritious one.

WelderReview.com said...

Also, please check https://bakingreview.com/how-to-cook-quinoa/ as well.