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Vegetable Millet Idly Upma / Diet Friendly Recipe - 46 / #100dietrecipes

Everyone must be familiar with our famous makeover recipe "Idly Upma" which is prepared using leftover idlis. Simple yet tasty recipe but in my place, its always a big NO from my husband, when I prepare it like a regular upma. So, I used to make the simple idly upma to exotic upma by adding veggies, eggs or minced chicken to make it more delicious. In my today's diet friendly series, I have used lots of healthy veggies along with a millet idly to make it nutritious and tasty. The idly batter used in this recipe is prepared using foxtail millet and urad dal in a ratio of 4 : 1 and the remaining fermentation procedure is same as the regular batter. To make this breakfast healthier, include more veggies like baby corn, peas etc.

Ingredients :

6 - 7 Millet Idly ( I have used Foxtail Millet ) 
2 Tsp Oil 
1 Onion, Finely chopped
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 Fresh Red chilli, chopped
1 Cup Colored Capsicum / Bell pepper, Finely chopped  
1/2 Cup Beans, Finely chopped
1/2 Cup Cabbage, Finely chopped
Few Mint leaves
1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder 
1/4 Tsp Jeera / Cumin powder 
Salt to taste

Method :

Dip the millet idly in water, squeeze and scramble them. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add the finely chopped onion followed by tomato, mint leaves and fresh red chilli.
Saute and add ginger garlic paste.

Saute till the raw smell goes off and add all the veggies ( Capsicum, beans and cabbage ).

Add turmeric powder followed by chilli powder, cumin powder and salt.

Mix well and cook it for 5 minutes in a lower flame.
Sprinkle little water ( approx 2 tbsp ) and cook till the veggies gets cooked.

Now add the scrambled idly and mix well.

Cook it again for 5 minutes or till the mixture gets dry.

Garnish with coriander leaves or mint leaves.

Switch off the flame and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with low fat onion raita.


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