Are you bored with regular idlis? Then try this pumpkin sweet idli. Pumpkin sweet idlis are prepared using pumpkin and idli rava (rice rava). The pumpkin sweet idlis are instant idlis as no fermentation is required. Grated pumpkin, jaggery, coconut and idli rava are mixed well and steamed like any other idlies. This pumpkin sweet idli is age-old recipe and the original recipe calls for 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.
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. I have posted couple of idli recipes using idli rava like regular idli (soft idli using idli rava) and spicy cucumber idli recipes.
Whenever I prepare pumpkin sweet idli for breakfast, I will prepare cucumber idli also, which is not sweet. And this sweet and spicy combination is a super hit at my home. Recently I prepared apple sweet idli using idli rava and sugar. That also tastes great!! If you are looking for more Karnataka style breakfast recipes then do visit our breakfast recipes section.
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
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