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Make your idli colourful- Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli

a healthy variant to your idli

Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli Recipe is a super healthy idli recipe. A great way to add vegetables into your child’s diet, by camouflaging vegetables like carrot and pumpkin in the idli, as idli is often found to be liked by kids.

Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli

Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli

Prep in: 10 minutes

Cooks in: 20 minutes

Total in: 30 minutes

Makes: 6 servings


  • 3 cups Idli Dosa Batter
  • 1 cup Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin), peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup Carrots (Gajjar), grated

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How to make

  • To begin making the Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli Recipe, we need to first keep the idli batter ready.
  • You can either use store-bought idli batter or make it at home.
  • To make the pumpkin puree. – In a pressure cooker, add the pumpkin cubes with 1/4 cup of water and close the cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and turn off the flame. Allow the pressure to release naturally, open the pressure cooker and allow it to cool.
  • Transfer the pumpkin along with the water into a mixer jar and grind into a smooth puree without adding any water.
  • Transfer the puree into a mixing bowl. To this bowl, add the grated carrots, idli batter and mix well until combined.
  • Preheat an idli steamer with water, grease the idli plates generously with oil or ghee.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter into each of the cavities, place the plates in the steamer and steam for 10-12 minutes.
  • Insert a greased knife after 12 minutes to check if the Healthy Pumpkin Carrot idlis are steamed. If the knife comes out clean, turn off the flame and remove the idli plates from the steamer.
  • Now, wait for a couple of minutes, before you de-mould them.
  • Drizzle the Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli with some ghee and serve piping hot.
  • Serve Healthy Pumpkin Carrot Idli Recipe along with a chutney of your choice and your preferred morning beverage.

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