Thursday, March 17, 2011

Super Soft Idlis with Flax Seeds / Steamed Rice cakes with Flax seeds



I made these like couple of weeks ago...wanted to send it to an event but never got around to posting it on time.
So here I am today with this healthy idlis post :)
Idlis and dosas are a common part of our regular diet. My kids love them and I make them regularly as breakfast.
Idlis, tho are healthy as it is since they are steamed....making them more healthy is making the most of it.
I have seen many people around the blogosphere using flax seeds or flax seed meal and decided to give it a try. Whats better than increasing the fiber intake in our regular diet!

Flax seeds are full of fiber. They donot have any special kind of taste, so the kids cannot really notice anything different. When added to the idlis, they do come out brown in color. My kids didnot mind having there super soft brown flax seed idlis.
But always remember to have lots of water with the intake of increased fiber products to avoid related troubles ;)



Ingredients:

1 cup urad daal, minapa pappu
2 cups idli ravva
2 1/2 tbsp whole flax seeds
salt to taste

Method:

Wash urad daal and soak in enough water along with flax seeds.
Wash and soak idli ravva.
Soak these over night or atleast 6-8 hours.
Grind into smooth paste and keep for fermentation overnight.
You can add salt before or after fermentation.
Grease a idli mould plate with oil lightly and pour in batter.
Steam without whistle in a pressure cooker or in a idli cooker for about 10-15 min.
Remove and Serve hot with chutney of choice. Enjoy!!!


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29 comments:

  1. it indeed looks soft & fluffy- ready to be gobbled !!

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  2. Very innovative dish with flax

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  3. Adding flax seeds to the usual idli sounds truly marvellous Smitha, cant wait to try ur healthy idlies..

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  4. Wav,great idea.Healthy idlies looks super soft and delicious.

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  5. hey i wanna try this too. idli is such a healthy food..looks yumm!!

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  6. Very healthy,very unique..great addition to the batter.

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  7. Idlies with flax sseeds,sure a new variety of idlies.thanks for sharing.

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  8. I was really worried about the taste and whether my family would accept these ..but looking at these I might want to give these a try and see ..

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  9. Super soft idlis....healthy indeed!!

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  10. Nice idea Smitha. Should try this. Nikhil love idli's. One more idea is use Flax seed oil. Usually we dip indli's in "Kaaram powder mixed with oil". Instead of oil you can use Flax seed oil too. My 2 cents :-)

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  11. SUper soft Indeed.. This is new to me.

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  12. oh smitha you are making me go sob sob...i miss my mum!....Idlis looks so very good@

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  13. healthy idlies looks soft delicious

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  14. Looks so gorgeous and inviting...

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  15. So tempting and plate made me hungry :)

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  16. I am yet to try new variations in plain ol' idlis..your recipe is definitely giving me the drive :) They looks really soft n fluffy..

    US Masala

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  17. WOW Smitha, you beat me to this - have been meaning to experiment - Idlis look soft and Superb, dear! way to go :)

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  18. Thats a nice idea to use flax seeds in idly,sure looks super soft! Lovely post and clicks are nice!

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  20. Thats a good way to include flax seeds in the diet. Thanks for sharing

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  21. What a great idea!! You are right, more and more people are using flax seeds.

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  22. I've never tried anything let alone idlis with flax seeds- so bad! The idlis looks yummy and super soft too!

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  23. idli looks soft and fluffy.. and healthy, I might add.

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  24. Healthy soft Idlis. Happy to follow yours Smitha. You have yummy collections.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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