Neither North nor South...Tricolor Idli stands for India!

In today's times, Idli is not just a South Indian breakfast, but is one of the most popular breakfast options for people on the move! Add 2 more colors to it or even make Dosa out of the colorful batter to instil a dollop of love and pride for India and its countrymen!

Ingredients

Idli Batter - as required

For Orange Color

1. Tomato - 1 big

2. Red Chilies powder- 1/2tsp

For Green Color

1. Coriander leaves/Mint - 1 cup

2. Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp

 

Method

Tricolor Idli/Dosa Batter

Take the required portion of the idli batter and divide it into three equal parts. Keep one part as such for the white color of the tiranga idli/dosa.

For Orange Colour

1. Chop the tomatoes into chunks.

2. Saute the tomatoes and red chilies for just a couple of minutes for the raw taste to go.

3. Cool it and grind it to a smooth paste.

4. Mix it with one portion of the batter to make the orange color of the tiranga idli/dosa.

For Green Colour

1. Chop the coriander (or mint leaves) roughly.

2. Saute it for just a couple of minutes to remove the raw flavor.

3. Cool it and grind it to a smooth paste.

4. Mix it with the third portion of the batter to make the green color of the tiranga idli/dosa.

 

To make the tricolour Idlis

1. You can make separate idlies with the three batters and arrange it in tri color pattern.

2. Alternatively, pour a tbsp of the three colored batter and make a single tri colored idli.

 

To make the tricolour Dosa

1. Heat a dosa griddle. Add few drops of oil and wipe it with a kitchen towel or paper towel.

2. Pour 1/4 of a ladle of the orange batter and spread it into a semi-circle.

3. Next add 1/4 of a ladle of the white batter and spread it to make the middle portion of the dosa.

4. Finally pour the green batter and make the lower semi-circle.

5. Drizzle few drops of oil over the dosa.

6. After few minutes when one side of the dosa is cooked, flip the dosa.

7. Cook the other side too.

 

 

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Sathya Kalaiselven

This is just in time

Sathya Kalaiselven

Tells me how..loved it!

sowmya musunuri

This is so well written.

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