The family has a new name for me – ‘sneaky mom’ 🙂 Can’t blame them …I have been really on a roll lately adding spinach and carrot to idlis, then adding beets to the vegan chocolate cake I baked last weekend. So anyways I am happy with the title and the family is not really complaining. In fact they are actually surprised that despite the sneaked in veggies , the dishes are still coming out so tasty.
So encouraged by that response I made beet idlis adding beet puree to the idli batter. As I placed them in the idli moulds, looking at the gorgeous pink color an idea struck me. V-day being just around the corner, why not make heart-shaped ones out of these cute little pink babies! So I used a cookie cutter to cut out a few heart shaped ones from the steamed idlis. It was a great idea – my daughter loved them! And the idlis tasted great. Served it with the usual accompaniments of sambhar and coconut chutney.