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Recipe: How to make a tricolour idli

By Chef Ajay Kumar
January 22, 2020 15:59 IST
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Executive chef Ajay Kumar shares his special tricolour recipe. You can share yours too! Scroll down to find out how. 

Tricolour idli

  • 175 gm idli rice
  • 75 gm urad dal
  • 10 gm salt
  • 25 gm carrot puree
  • 25 gm boiled spinach puree


  • Soak rice and dal for two hours and then grind until smooth. Remove from the grinder, add salt and mix well
  • Ferment for 12 hours at room temperature. Divide the batter into three parts.
  • Mix carrot and spinach puree in two parts separately to make red and green coloured idlis.
  • Place the red batter in a round mould followed by the white batter and then green batter.
  • Steam in oven for 20 mins or till it is done. Serve with tomato, coconut and green coriander chutney.

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Ajay Kumar is the executive chef at Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi. He can be contacted on

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