Colourful Idlis, Fenugreek Parantha

Continued from: Vegetable Pasta, Vegetable Pizza

Colorful Idlis

Idlis are very healthy and are perfect food for kids, but they might easily get bored of the same white ones each time. Here we make them more enticing and yet they remain equally healthy and tasty.

Colorful idlis



Idli batter – 2 cups

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Coriander and spinach – 1 bunch – ground into a fine paste

Oil to grease


Divide the batter  into 2 halves. Add turmeric powder to one and coriander and spinach paste to another.

Take a idli mould and grease it with oil.

Pour idli batter into moulds and steam them for 10-12 minutes.

You can also microwave idlis for 20-3 mins.

Serve idlis with smabhar.

P.S. You could also add beetroot juice to get pink color or any other natural agent to make enticing and nutritious idlis for your child.



Fenugreek leaves(Methi) Parantha

Fenugreek leaves are very good for health as they are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. They are also known to be beneficial for diabetics. But they are not very popular among kids due to their slightly bitter taste. These paranthas combine the goodness of fenugreek with yummy taste



Wheat flour – 2 cups  + for dusting

Fenugreek leaves – 1 cup – cleaned and washed thoroughly under running water)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp(optional )

Cumin powder – 1 tsp

Curd – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil -1 tbsp

Water to knead dough

Oil for making parathas


Chop fenugreek leaves roughly.

Mix flour, fenugreek leaves, turmeric powder, cumin powder, curd, 1tbsp oil and salt in a large bowl. Add chilli powder if your child likes it else omit it.

Mix a soft dough by adding water little at a time. Cover and keep aside for half to one hour.

Divide the dough into small Ping-Pong shaped balls.

Roll parantha using a rolling pin using dry flour for dusting. Don’t make parantha too thick or too thin.

Heat a griddle or tawa. Put the rolled parantha onto griddle.

When small bubble start appearing, flip the parantha and apply oil using a spoon.

Let cook for a few seconds and turn again. Apply oil on the other side too and cook while pressing with a spatula.

Take off the griddle and make more in a similar way.

Serve hot with curd or raita.


12 Replies to “Colourful Idlis, Fenugreek Parantha”

  1. Ekta says:

    Thnx for such nice recipes which r nutritious n easy to make. Thnx a lot.

  2. Reetu karanjkar says:

    Really very good n innovative way to give children a healthy food

  3. Piya says:

    Very easy recepies… Thanks a lot. And thankyou that we find your such an useful website.

  4. Anil Gupta says:

    Great healthy innovative food ideas for babies. I am sure my son is going to love . Thanks for sharing.


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