Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets | How to make Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets

By Abhinetri V  |  31st Aug 2016  |  
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About Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets Recipe

This recipe is my mother's brainchild. It is a healthy and gluten free. The white chickpea and the grains used in this recipe have wide health benefits. These are loaded with fiber and proteins that are required for a balanced diet. Steamed food retains the taste and the nutritional value that is extremely good for children as well.

Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Abhinetri V is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets is 90 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 30 minutes. This is recipe of Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets is perfect to serve 4 people. Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets by commenting on this page below!

Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets

Ingredients to make Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets

  • For the baskets:
  • Bengal gram dal- 1/2 cup
  • Red Gram- 1/2 cup
  • Moong dal (Yellow) or Green gram- 1/2 cup
  • salt to taste
  • Finely chopped green chillies - 1 teaspoon
  • Finely minced ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped mint leaves - as per taste
  • Finely chopped onion- 1 tablespoon
  • cloves- 2
  • For the filling:
  • Soaked and boiled white chick peas- 1/2 cup
  • salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil/ clarified butter to apply on the idli trays

How to make Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets

  1. Soak the bengal gram dal, moong dal (yellow) and red gram in water for 1 and 1/2 hour. After this time, drain the water completely and make a coarse paste of it .Now add salt to taste, mix it thoroughly and keep it aside.
  2. Grind the cumin seeds, chopped ginger, cloves and mix this in the prepared coarse paste of dals.
  3. Mix the finely chopped onion, finely chopped green chillies, chopped mint leaves into the above prepared coarse mixture.
  4. Now prepare the baskets carefully, take small portions of the coarse wada mixture and form them into circular shapes or in the shape of small bowls. (Note that the base and walls of the basket should be thick.)
  5. To prepare the filling, soak the white chickpea for 1 and 1/2 hour. Then pressure cook it till 2 whistles blow. Once it is boiled, drain the water and add salt to the chickpeas. Mix it well together. Now fill the veg baskets with the cooked white chickpeas.
  6. Next, add water in the idli container for steaming. Apply vegetable oil to the idli trays and steam the veg baskets in the idli container for 15 minutes.
  7. Once the baskets are steamed and ready, transfer them into a plate and serve them hot with tomato sauce or green chutney.

My Tip:

Drain the water so as to form a coarse paste. One can also add sprouted moong beans for the filling. You can also temper the mustard seeds and mix it to the filling.

Reviews for Steamed Grains - Veg Baskets (2)

Shambhavi Gupta2 years ago

such beautiful veg baskets :)

Madhuchanda Sharma2 years ago

wow..amazing idea..looks so nice