Are you bored with regular idlis? Then try these tasty and very soft pumpkin idlis. Pumpkin sweet and spicy idli recipe explained with step by step pictures and a quick video. Pumpkin idli is prepared using grated pumpkin and idli rava (rice rava). The pumpkin idlis are instant idlis as no fermentation is required.
For sweet version, grated pumpkin, jaggery, coconut and idli rava are mixed well and steamed like any other idlies. For spicy version, grated pumpkin, red chili, coconut, ginger, coriander leaves and idli rava are mixed well and steamed like any other idlies.
Pumpkin sweet idli is an age-old recipe and the original recipe makes use of home made rice rava. But now the job is easy because we have everything readily available at shops. This pumpkin sweet idlis are prepared during first day of deepavali or diwali festival (on naraka chathurdashi) in Kundapura and Malnad region of Karnataka.
If you are looking for more sihi kumabalakai or pumpkin recipes then check our pumpkin chutney, pumpkin sambar and pumpkin stir fry recipes. Pumpkin is familiar by name cheenikai or sihi kumbalakai in Kannada language. You can read pumpkin health benefits and names in different languages in this post.
Pumpkin sweet idli is a kids friendly recipe, most of the kids who make a fuss to consume vegetables will love this. This is an easy way to feed your kids with something good and healthy. Serve these pumpkin idlies hot with ghee. Generally you do not need any side dish for pumpkin sweet idlis, so the whole cooking becomes much more simple.
You can find many idli recipes on this website like soft idli recipe using idli rava, soft idli using idli rice, apple sweet idli, menthe idli, millets or siridhanya idli and cucumber idli. Visit our breakfast recipes section, to explore tasty breakfast recipes.
Whenever I prepare pumpkin sweet idli, I prepare either spicy pumpkin idli or spicy cucumber idli along with it. And this sweet and spicy combination is a super hit at my home. If you are looking for more Karnataka style breakfast recipes then do visit our breakfast recipes section. I have made a quick video on this recipe, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
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