Instant Idli

This is for those times when you are in a mood to eat idli without planning for it. I ihave made these for guests too. They come out pretty good and creates a variety in Idlis.


1 cup Rava / Suji
1 cup Yoghurt
8-10 Curry Leaves
1 tbl Roasted Chana Dal
1 tsp Rai / Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 medium onion, chopped fine(optional)
1/4 cup Cashews (optional)

Makes 16 Idlis


1. Heat oil in a pan, add rai, kadi patta, roasted chana dal, onions and fry.

2. Add Rava / Suji. Fry till rava turns light brown.

3. Cool, add salt, cashews, baking soda and yoghurt. Mix well.

4. Grease the idli holder well and fill each of them 3/4th full of batter. You can get an idli holder from an Indian grocery store. Make sure you get one that fits your presure cooker or the pot that you would be using to steam.

5. Steam the idlis in a presure cooker without the whistle or in a large pot on medium flame for about 20 minutes or until done.

6. Use a butter knife to remove the idlis.

7. Serve with Sambhar and Coconut / Peanut Chutney.

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