How to make Idli Skewers -

Mini idlis arranged in skewers with bell peppers tossed in mild spices. Great cocktail starter

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Idli batter, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Idli Skewers

Idli Skewers Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Idli Skewers Recipe

  • Idli batter 2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespo for greasing

  • Medium green capsicums cut into 1 inch square pieces 2

  • Medium yellow capsicums cut into 1 inch square pieces 2

  • Medium red capsicums cut into 1 inch square pieces 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Gun powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a steamer.

Step 2

Take idli batter in a bowl, add salt and mix well.

Step 3

Grease a mini idli mould with oil and pour the batter into each dent with a tablespoon.

Step 4

Keep the mould in the steamer and steam till fully done.

Step 5

Take the mould out of the steamer and let it cool. Remove the idlis from the mould and keep on a plate.

Step 6

Skew onto each skewer, a green capsicum pieces, a mini idli, a red capsicum piece, a mini idli and lastly a yellow capsicum piece.

Step 7

Heat oil in a non-stick wok and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala powder, dried mango powder, crushed black peppercorns and gun powder and mix well.

Step 8

Add the skewers and toss till they are completely coated.

Step 9

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve warm.

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