Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Carrot Idli


Finding that magic stuff your baby loves! Isn't that a 'Mission Extreme'?  2 years back getting up from my bed was the biggest mission, and now its much arduous than rocket science. 
But, I started to win my own accolades, one by one I discovered and my cap is full of feathers now!
Some of the pacifying magic items are Cars, idli's, chicken nuggets....irrespective of time and hunger, the one I can offer and he interestingly accepts with an 'Ok whatever' attitude! What if they never existed? Life might have become a bit hellish...

Seems like Omy has been training himself to becoming adept at spotting repetition. But, my son, I fooled the world much before you were born. 
So here I am with one of them, the carrot idli.

Idli batter
1 medium size Carrot
Sugar  - 1 Tbsp

Cut the carrots into small peices and grind them to a smooth paste. 
Mix in the batter and sugar along with the carrots and give a short pulse.
So, that makes everything well mixed up and a beautiful orange color.

Now, make idli's with it like you do with normal batter.
I popped them into the microwave and 'baang', in a minute i have sweet carrot idlis.
I even mixed a mini pinch of turmeric and made a batch of yellow idlis.
Play with the taste ,color and veggies.


Bingo!!!! Baby fooled and a job well done.


45 comments:

  1. Excellent..very colorful & innovative idili.

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  2. This is a great idea...I can see your son is examining what it is....Just loved it...

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  3. Love the colour of your idli, very attractive.

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  4. lovely idlies looks like the little one thought it was good

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  5. Yummy and colorful idles. Your little boy gives very gud poses in photos looks cute.

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  6. Extra ordiary effort and bookmarking it.cool one.

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  7. Woww thats a Marvell and colorful idlis....

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  8. Woww thats a marvelous and colorful cute idlis....

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  9. Wow so colofrul, cute and healhty idli.

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  10. Awesome looking idly R!
    I remember my mom cooking the same way for me. Carrot idly, green poori (with keerai and peas), Alphabet dosas. See kids make mom creative. I am just few months behind to catch up with this style of kid-attractive cooking. My baby has just 3 months completed now.

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  11. wow so cute looking idlis.. love their color

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  12. good idea..I remember grating paneer & carrots in the batter for my son :-)

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  13. wow !!! good one Rachu.. amgoing to try ur carrot idli this week for my baby...thanx

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  14. Carrot idli looks delicious. Nice way to give to kid.

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  15. Fantastic idea Rachu..am so loving the color!

    US Masala

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  16. Rachu after seeing the pictures where he is enjoying carrot idlis, I would say Well done... U really fooled him ;-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  17. Oh yeah, don't fly too high after fooling the wonder boy. He is growing too fast and is gonna find out Mama's tricks. You must be on a constant lookout for more of them. Lol... Jokes apart, idlis look very pretty. Love your ideas of twisting conventional ideas aptly customized to suit the young taste buds. Omy's way of examining the idli is too cute.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  18. colorful idly & hats off to your idea..sure kids will love it..

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  19. Lovely idlies..its a fantastic idea ..

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  20. Wow...thats a super idea to make my kids eat carrots. Is that your baby - such a cutie-pie :)

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  21. yummy and innovative idlis :) amazing :)

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  22. Great recipe..sounds healthy and delish!

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  23. Pretty creative idea... am sure, ur son wud have loved this... great going!!

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  24. Great idea dear,looks so attractive,sure kids will love this.

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  25. carrot coloured idlis ok... how you got the yellow colour???

    ur cute boy give lovely posts....

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  26. Akhila, As i wrote in the blog, i added a mini pinch of turmeric to get yellow idlis :D

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  27. Thats a wonderful idea..I can see the lil one is ur world :)
    Looks so yumm!!

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  28. Wow, very innovative. Totally loved the idea of sweet carrot idlis. And loved the pic of your lil adorable enjoying a nibble, so cute!

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  29. lovely and very healthy ! ur son as usual looks a star !

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  30. wow...look at the color...the idlis look so tempting.

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  31. Hey Rachu- Sorry to hear you are facing issues..hope it get resolves soon..if not do let me know..

    US Masala

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  32. Superb creation and kids friendly!

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  33. My mom used to fool me by making several shapes using her "deadlies" Love your recipe i will try this..I have picky eater @ home(my husband).

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  34. good way to Indianize Gerber Graduates!

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  35. Hello Dear,
    First time to ur blog.. u have a very interesting recipes:)
    There is a event running in my blog,u can send your entries:)
    http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com/2011/03/treat-to-eyes-series-1.html

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  36. I am truly impressed by the contents of the site! I have been coming across posts that are very informative for me as a woman and I should it's all worth browsing around as I find it very enjoyable as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Wow the Idlies look super attractive and yummy.I too still sneak in vegetables in my 9 year olds food.

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  38. Looks lovely and colorful. An innovative idea for kids

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  39. Wow..Nice and healthy idlis..Even fussy kids will like it.

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  40. Wonderful idea. Never thought of doing this! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Wow ! This is innovative and incredible...!!

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  42. I'm going to try for my baby and let you know. Is that special sambar in that picture that you made for the idly for your baby? Can you pl.s give me the recipe for that?

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  43. Lal, Hope your baby likes it. For a delicious sambhar recipe, Check out

    southindianhome blog

    I am a major fan of her recipes

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