This Independence Day i have planned to prepare this colourful breakfast. Yummy and healthy by adding carrots and spinach in it. Easy to prepare too. Independence day brings us a patriotic feeling in us. So try this idlis too on your home for this Independence day.

       We liked the taste of those idlis a lot. Mild spicy and falvourful idlis. I have made this Idlis in a pattern to represent the Indian Flag. Using natural colours present in the veggies makes these Idlis more colourful and also healthy. Kids love this as it is so colourful.

Tricolour Idlis

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 5-8 minutes
Cuisine: Tamil
Serves: 3-4


Idli batter- 9 small ladle

For Saffron Colour:
Red Chilli powder/ Roasted dried red chillies- 1 teaspoon/2 nos
Ginger- 1/4 inch
Salt- to taste

For Green Layer:
Spinch leaves/ palak-1 small bunch
Green Chillies-2
Ginger- 1/4 inch
Salt- to taste

Trianga Idlis


  • Grind the chopped/ grated carrots, red chilli powder, ginger and salt together in a blender as puree; set aside.
  • Likewise grind spinach leaves, green chillies, ginger and salt together as a fine puree; set aside
  • Fill the idli steamer with water and allow to boil.
  • Take equal amount of idli batter in 3 bowls. Mix carrot mixture with one bowl of idli batter and another with spinach batter. Keep one plain add salt if needed on 3 bowls.
  • Once the water starts to boil keep inside the idli stand and close tightly with the lid and cook for about 5-8 minutes till done.
  • Check the idlis whether cooked or not by inserting edge of a knife of just piercing with a finger. Batter should not come out or idlis should not stick to your hand. If it sticks cook little more.
  • Remove the idli stand from steamer and allow to cool.
  • Using a spoon dipped in water remove the idlis from the stand and serve hot with sambar/chutneys.

Colourful Idlis

I am linking this recipe to the Event Independent India conducted by Cooking with SJ.