Beet Root Idlis and Sprouts for Kids Lunch Box

BM # 41  Week 2   Day 2

Mini idlis have always been a favorite with kids, they are a hit at parties as well as in lunch boxes. For Day 2 in the lunch box series I have packed Idlis...some regular some with beet root. Beet root is not only healthy but it also lends a beautiful color to these idlis. To make it a completely healthy and delicious lunch, I packed some gram sprouts with salt and lemon. Fruits are another important part of the lunch box, so I have threaded some gets easier for the kids to pick and eat.I did not have any kids around when I made this but my grand kids would surely love this kind of a lunch.

Today's lunch box has...

Sprouted Gram 
Mini Idlis

Sprouted Gram

1/2 cup moong beans
Soak the beans overnight.
Drain the water and tie them in a muslin cloth.
Place them in a cool dark place for at least 24 hours.
You will be able to see the bean sprouts.
How ever the length of the sprouts may be small, but if you keep it for another 24 hours you will be able to get bigger sprouts.
These sprouts can be stored in refrigerator.
While packing these for children boil them with salt and a pinch of turmeric.
Drain the excess water.
Drizzle lemon juice .
One can add chaat ,masala or roasted ground cumin too.
One can also add chopped onions and tomatoes, but since it was for a lunch box. I avoided these.


Beet root Idli
For beet root idli, you just have to grate some beet root and mix lightly in the idli batter.
Steam the idlis right away.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 41
Also linking it to Kid's Delight hosted by Jayanthi this month.

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