Shrimp Idli

Non vegetarian avatar of idlis. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Shrimp Idli
Main Ingredients Shrimp, Parboiled Rice
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 7-8 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Shrimp Idli

  • 1 cup Shrimp
  • 1/2 cup Parboiled Rice
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Shrimps deveined cleaned
  • 12 medium Prawns (kolambi/jhinga) deveined cleaned
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole dry red chillies crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Oil


  1. Wash and soak the rice and urad dal separately for at least four hours. Drain and grind dal to a fine paste and rice to a coarse paste using very little water. Mix both the pastes and add sufficient water to make a batter of dropping consistency.
  2. Allow it to ferment for four to five hours or overnight, covered, in a warm place. Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Add salt, crushed red chillies, coriander leaves and shrimps and mix well.
  3. Lightly grease the idli moulds with oil. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould and place a prawn over the batter. Fit the idli moulds onto the stand and place the stand in the steamer and steam for twelve to fifteen minutes. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1487
Carbohydrates 214.6
Protein 77.2
Fat 35.4
Other Fiber Iron- 20.8mg