Vegetable Idlis: The Vegetable Idli is a beautiful potpourri of flavours, colours and textures, which your child is sure to enjoy.

The soothing taste of coconut milk together with the fresh flavour of vegetables is enough to make this idli variant a runaway hit with kiddos.

A soft and safe food, this is not likely to choke babies of 10-12 months’ age. So, you can cut these idlis into strips and serve them attractively, so your baby will try to feed herself – a necessary life-skill that must be initiated from this wee age itself!

Soaking Time: 2 hours   
Preparation Time:    
Fermenting Time: 3 to 4 hours   
Cooking Time:    
Total Time:    
Makes 12 idlis


1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup grated cabbage
1 cup par-boiled rice (ukda chawal)
2 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/4 cup coconut milk (nariyal ka doodh)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tbsp grated coconut
restricted quantity of salt (optional)

For Serving

corn sambhar


  1. Wash and soak the parboiled rice and urad dal together in enough water in a deep bowl for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain well, add the coconut milk and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the carrot, onions, cabbage, cumin seeds, coconut and salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 3 to 4 hours.
  4. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the greased idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till they are done.
  5. Vegetable Idlis are ready. Serve hot with corn sambhar.

Nutrition Value

Nutrient values per idli

Energy 72 kcal
Protein 1.6 gm
Carbohydrates 13.0 gm
Invisible Fat 1.5 gm
Fibre 0.5 gm