Healthy breakfast can be no better than steaming some nicely minced batter in either any pretty mould or plate and kick-starting the day with that comfort food. Today it’s such a magic food that is being posted here, bottle gourd idli which has the goodness of veggie, has no oil and it’s steamed to perfection. And it is cut in to beautifully diamond shaped pieces that is easy to hold and dip in plain coconut chutney for spice kick. Most important of all, this idli doesn’t need any fermentation of batter. So steam cook the idli instantly as you are done with batter. It’s way too easy!!!
Bottle gourd, although very bland in taste has been known as super food which I always tend to use in chutney, but my little son not even touches a bite of anything that is spicy. As I failed feeding him this vegetable in the form of chutney, I discovered a new way of cooking it like say bottle gourd idli. Also I could make it more appetizing in the shape of diamond. And it’s a total WIN.
It’s probably a situation which every mother goes through in her endless attempt to get her kids fed something healthy and delicious at the same time. Vegetables don’t look like vegetables when they are disguised as idli or dosa with attractive shape and filling. Which is why bottle gourd idli and raw banana dosa, both were simply WIN-WIN strategy for a MOM like me. How about you??