Saturday, July 16, 2016

Instant Idli

This is a useful recipe.  Requires no fermentation. And instant. The idlis are soft and fluffy and remain so even when cold. This is a recipe that was posted by Roopa Bhandari.


Idli Rava - 1 1/2 cup
Poha ( Beaten Rice) Thin variety - 1 cup*
Sour curd/Buttermilk - 1 cup
Baking soda/ Eno salt - a large pinch
Salt to taste

Wash the poha, and add the beaten curd/buttermilk to it.  Keep aside
It will become soft. Mash to a smooth paste.

Wash the idli rava.  Add to the mashed poha mixture
Add salt to taste
Enough water to bring it to a idli batter consistency
And the soda
Mix well.
Keep aside for 5-10 minutes

Meanwhile grease the idli moulds
Spoon the batter into them
Steam for about 7-10 minutes in steamer or a cooker without the weight.

Remove the mould from steamer. Cool a bit and spoon out the steamed idlis.
Have with chutney/sambar/podi

* You can use the thick variety of poha, but you may then need to grind it to a paste. 


  1. Replies
    1. It is. Useful in emergencies or when the weather is not conducive to fermentation.

  2. Idlis look so soft and fluffy, very useful post..

  3. This different recipe looks delicious!

  4. healthy and tasty kadhi ,nice with idli/dosa.


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