So, here is the last but not the least in my jackfruit series – jackfruit idlis!
Yes, how could I not make the healthiest Indian breakfast with my current favorite fruit? Dieticians recommend adding idli to your diet for weight loss due to its ‘nutrient profile‘. Made with urad daal and rice, the idli is said to contain no fat, saturated fats, or cholesterol. Thus, it promises to be a very healthy start to your day.
In my recipe, I did not use the traditional idli batter. Instead, I used the same batter I used for the jackfruit pancakes. Now, isn’t that a good tip? Pop the batter into an idli steamer and voila! You have delicious jackfruit idlis. And before you label me lazy and a shirker, I did go a wee bit further and made a sweet/spicy/tangy dip with red bell peppers and tomato to go with the idlis. I roasted these veggies in an oven before blending them for the chutney. Plus I added a secret ingredient. I flavored half of the batter with some instant coffee and boy what a deadly combo jackfruit and coffee can make! You must try these jackfruit idlis out!
Scroll down for the detailed recipe.
- For idli:
- Idli rice (presoaked overnight)- 1 cup
- Jackfruit arils (deseeded)- 1 cup (approximately 8-10 pieces)
- Baking soda- 1 pinch
- Brown sugar – 2 tablespoons (using brown sugar is recommended as it complements the taste and flavors of jackfruit)
- For coffee flavored idlis add some instant coffee (cooled down) to the batter- I added 3 tablespoons to half of my batter
- For dip:
- Red bell pepper (large)- ½
- Tomato (medium sized)- 1
- Fresh Red chili (can use green as well)- 2 or more as per desired heat
- Garlic -4 pods
- Onion (medium sized)- ½
- Salt-1 teaspoon or to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with foil. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil on the foil and roast ingredients for dip for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are evenly roasted. We do not need to char the vegetables, just roast it enough to get a smoky flavor. Let it cool and blend
- Blend the rice and jackfruit pulp in a high-speed blender, scraping sides intermittently until a smooth consistency is achieved. You would need to add 2-4 tablespoons water so as to achieve an idli batter consistency. For the coffee flavored idlis, instead of water add instant coffee mix
- Place in idli steamer and steam as you would steam regular idlis. Serve hot iris with the dip
Calories (per idli)- 32 Nutrition- Vitamin A/Vitamin C/ Vitamin B complex/Fiber/Flavonoids/Potassium/Magnesium/Manganese/Iron It does wonders for your- Hair/Gut/Eyes/Mood and Energy/Skin/Blood/Immunity/ This is “My 8am Meal”