September 28, 2012

Vegetable Idly using Red Matta Rice and Easy Sambhar

I had mentioned in my earlier post about the benefits of Red Matta Rice and trying lots of recipes with them. This is really a very healthy breakfast for kids. I used to call this sambhar as Avasara Sambhar, when I find no sufficient time or no vegetables, used to prepare this. Very simple, easy and flavorful.

Ingredients :

For Batter :      Pls check my previous Post Red Matta Rice Batter

For Vegetable Idly :

3 Cups Red Matta Rice Batter
1 Potato, Peeled and grated
1 Carrot, Peeled and grated
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
6 Green beans, finely chopped
Few curry leaves
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
Salt to taste

For Easy Sambhar :

1 Onion, Finely chopped
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Toor dal / Moong dal
2 Green chillies, sliced
1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
2 Tsp Besan Flour / Kadalai maavu
Salt to taste
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1 Dry red chilli
Few Curry leaves
A pinch of Hing

Method :

For Preparing Vegetable Idly :

  • Prepare batter as mentioned in the link ( check Ingredients )
  • Heat oil in a pan and add jeera followed by green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Add the finely chopped beans and saute for a minute in a medium flame.
  • Now add the grated potato and carrot.
  • Add salt and simmer for couple of minutes. ( Do not add water )
  • Remove from flame and mix it with the batter.
  • Grease oil in all Idly plates and pour the batter.
  • Steam it for 10 minutes in a medium flame.

For Preparing Easy Sambhar :
  • Mix chopped onion, tomato, toor dal, green chillies and turmeric powder in a cooker and add water.
  • Pressure cook them for 5 - 6 whistles.
  • Meanwhile, take 2 Tsp besan flour and mix it with a water without lumps. Keep aside.
  • Once pressure released in a cooker, open and add the besan flour water and salt. Cook it for another 5 minutes in a medium flame.
  • Add water if it is very less.
  • Heat oil in pan and add mustard seeds, once it starts spluttering add the jeera, red chilli, curry leaves and Hing.
  • Add the tempering to prepared sambhar and remove from flame.
  • Serve with vegetable Idlis. 


Linking this with Nitu's Healthy Foods for Healthy kids Series - Combo meals hosted by Nivedhanam.


  1. this rice is new to me. i too have the same in archive :)

  2. healthy idlis. adding veggies is new to me. will try this soon

  3. healthy idlis.... thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking forward for more yummy entries!!
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