How to make Mini Idlis -

Idlis made in smaller moulds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Split black gram skinless

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Mini Idlis

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 5-6 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mini Idlis Recipe

  • Rice 1 3/4 cups

  • Split black gram skinless 3/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Carrots grated 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for greasing


Step 1

Soak the rice for 6 hours. Soak urad dal for 6 hours. Grind them on a stone taking care that the batter is not too smooth but slightly coarse. Keep the batter in a warm place to ferment. The duration would depend on the weather. Grease idli moulds. If making for children, take smaller moulds. Add salt to the batter once it is fermented.

Step 2

Divide the batter into 3 portions. To one add turmeric powder.

Step 3

To another add raisins. Pour the plain batter into the moulds and grate the carrot over the batter. Pour the other two batters into separate moulds. Steam for about 8 – 10 minutes, till done.

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