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Palak (Spinach) Idli


Recipe by rajeswari of pune, IN

we need 10 sprigs as we grind them it comes very little amount only.can use greeen chilli instead of red chilli

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 cup Idli batter(Please see travel idli for idli batter)
    • 10 sprigs of palak (stem part can also be used but to be tender)
    • 2 red chilli
    • a pinch salt(optional)


    1. Grind palak and red chilli with a pinch of salt to a smooth paste.
    2. Add this to the Idli batter.
    3. Mix well and grease idli mould and pour 3/4th in the mould.
    4. Steam for 10 minutes.Palak Idli is ready.

    Note:3 cup parboiled rice,1 cup raw rice,3/4th urad dal,1 tsp fenugreek seeds.soak for 2 hrs rice together,urad seperately,grind urad smooth,puffy and rice to a coarse paste,add salt.ferment for 8 depends on the weather conditions may take just 6 hrs in summer.

    when we grind palak, red chilli we feel like adding salt for the spicy to be reduced. if u dont want to add salt no need.


    lavanya shastry

    it was looking like cake nice