How to make Micro Idlis -

Idlis cooked in microwave.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Rice Flour (चावल का आटा), Split Black Gram Skinless

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Snacks and Starters

Micro Idlis

Micro Idlis Recipe Card


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 : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Micro Idlis Recipe

  • Rice Flour 1 cup

  • Split Black Gram Skinless 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped a few

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3


Step 1

Wash and soak the urad dal for atleast four hours. Drain and grind to a fine batter using enough water. Add rice flour to the dal batter adding more water to get a dropping consistency. Add salt and allow it to ferment for four to five hours.

Step 2

Add finely chopped ginger, coriander leaves and green chillies to the fermented batter. Mix well. Lightly grease small glass bowls and pour the mixture into it. Arrange these bowls in the microwave in a circular order.

Step 3

Fill another bowl half with water and keep it along with the other bowls. This way the idlis will appear steamed. Cook on micro HIGH (100%) for three to four minutes till done. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

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