Healthy Beetroot Idli for Kiddos

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When a baby turns 6 months old, the mother’s very first concern is which foods she can feed her little one and how to make them nutritious and digestible for the baby.

Mothers, don’t worry. Here’s a delicious beetroot idli recipe you can add to your kid’s diet. The dish is sure to attract your kid’s attention with its colour, and you’d be surprised how quickly it will become a favourite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Beetroot
  • 1 bowl of urad daal, soaked overnight
  • 1/4 bowl poha (thin), soaked overnight
  • 2 tsp methi daana, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 bowl rice, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 bowl of curd

You can choose to soak the rice and poha together in one utensil, and urad daal and methi together in another utensil.

Method:

  • The next morning, grind the soaked ingredients separately. Ensure the texture is coarse.
  • Now you need to put it aside and let it get ferment for a few hours.
  • Once the ground ingredients have fermented enough, you can make the idli.
  • Finely chop or grind the beetroot.
  • Mix the rice-poha batter to the urad dal-methi batter.
  • Add the beetroot and the curd to the batter. Mix it gently.
  • Pour the batter in the idli maker.
  • Steam the idli it for 5 to 10 minutes on medium flame. After that, reduce the flame, and let it cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Check if the idli is cooked using a stick or a knife. The idli isn’t cooked if the knife has batter stuck on it. Cook a little more then.
  • Once done, serve the naturally coloured-idlis with some chutney or sambhar.

Since it is very difficult for mommies to think about how to make easily digestible food for their babies, you can try this recipe. And, please don’t forget to share the pictures. Also, do tell me which recipe you would like for me to post next and leave feedback in the comment section below.

Happy parenting!

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