BM # 41 Week 1 Day 3

Idli is a simple but filling and healthy breakfast option. Frankly speaking I am a person who likes short cuts and so normally I get ready idli batter.But this time my daughter in law offered to make idlis, and when I told her that we can get batter she refused . I wondered but she told me she would make instant ones. These are idlis made from gram flour and semolina. They get done in a jiffy and taste fantastic

The combination to idli is coconut chutney, but friends you must try this version, it is totally different from our regular chutney. The garlic enhances the taste. 

She also made a mirchi ki chutney, which is more like a saute., but the entire combo was finger licking.. 


2 cups semolina 

1 cup gram flour

1/2 tsp citric acid

1 tsp sugar

2-3 tsps oil

1/2 tsp cooking soda

Mix the above ingredients for the idli batter except cooking soda.

Place a idli steamer , as soon as the water boils, add the soda and pour the batter into idli moulds.

Steam for 5-6 minutes, or until done.

Check by inserting a knife, it should come out clean.

Remove the idlis and temper.

2 tbsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp sesame seeds

Few curry leaves

Heat oil. 

Add mustard seeds, let splutter. 

Add sesame seeds and curry leaves. 

Drizzle over the idlis. 

Coconut Chutney

1 cup grated coconut

2 green chillies

7-8 curry leaves

4-5 cloves garlic

Few tbsp curd

Salt to taste 

Blend all ingredients to a fine paste. 

Temper with mustard seeds. 

Chilly Chutney / Saut’e
2 tbsp oil 

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp garlic finely chopped

4-5 green chilly, chopped

Pinch turmeric

Salt to taste

Lemon juice

Coriander leaves

Heat oil.

Add mustard seeds and garlic.

Add green chilly, let cook for a minute.

Add salt, turmeric and coriander.

Add lemon juice.


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Gram Flour Idlis

11 thoughts on “Gram Flour Idlis”

  1. Ok guess you will soon have a very good company in cooking new and innovative dishes with your DIL..:)..this instant one is quite famous in our place..looks very nice..

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