Cocktail Idlis

Mini idlis skewered with capsicums and tossed in sauces and served with rasam. To make Cocktail idli I am using the rava idli which is quick and easy to make. This also makes a great lunch box meal as it is very healthy and satisfying.

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Cocktail Idlis
Main Ingredients Parboiled Rice, Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
Cuisine Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 8-10 hour
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Cocktail Idlis

  • 1 cup Parboiled Rice
  • 1/2 cup Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 large Onion cut into 1 inch cubes , layers separated
  • 1 large Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large Tomato seeded cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 12 Tooth picks
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli sauce
  • as required Rasam


  1. Wash the rice and soak in three cups of fresh water for at least two three hours. Wash and soak the dal in two cups of water for a similar time.
  2. Drain and grind the rice to a slightly coarse texture. Use water as required to make a batter of dropping consistency.
  3. Drain and grind the dal, sprinkling water as required to a smooth and spongy batter. Mix both the batters. Sprinkle salt and mix thoroughly in a whipping motion using your hand.
  4. Pour batter into a large vessel, close tightly with a lid and rest in a warm place overnight. Heat sufficient water in a steamer.
  5. Place a wet muslin cloth on the mini idli stand. Pour a spoonful of the fermented batter into each dent.
  6. Place the idli stand in the steamer. Cook for eight to ten minutes or till idlis are done. Demould the idlis when slightly cooled.
  7. Skewer the idlis and vegetables onto each toothpick in the following order: onion, idli, capsicum, idli, tomato. Heat the oil in a pan and arrange the toothpicks on it.
  8. Add the tomato ketchup and red chilli sauce and toss. You can serve them with rasam.
  9. Pour a little rasam into small glasses, place the toothpicks across the rims and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1484
Carbohydrates 249.9
Protein 46.3
Fat 33.4
Other Fiber