Rice Idlis | How to make Rice Idlis

By Bindiya Sharma  |  4th Dec 2015  |  
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  • Sambhar Powder

  • How to make Idli/Dosa Batter

About Rice Idlis Recipe

Soft, fresh steamed Idlis..served with sambhar and coconut chutney.

The delicious and mouthwatering Rice Idlis is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Rice Idlis is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Rice Idlis. Bindiya Sharma shared Rice Idlis recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Rice Idlis. Try this delicious Rice Idlis recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Bindiya Sharma of Rice Idlis by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Rice Idlis can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Rice Idlis with other users

Rice Idlis

Ingredients to make Rice Idlis

  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 1/2 cup Whole white urad dal
  • fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
  • Thick Poha (flattened rice)- 1/4cup
  • salt to taste

How to make Rice Idlis

  1. Soak dal, rice and fenugreek separately overnight.
  2. Soak poha for an hour.
  3. Start the grinding the next day.In a blender add the fenugreek seeds first with little water and grind. Add poha and grind again.
  4. Now add the drained and washed dal with 1/2 cup water(can add more water if required).
  5. It will be frothy, scrape down and add the rice, grind with minimal water.Batter should be thick.
  6. Remove and pour out into an aluminium utensil. Add salt.
  7. Cover and let ferment in a warm place for another 7-8 hours, or till well fermented.
  8. Just before serving, add salt to the batter, brush idli moulds with ghee and spoon tablespoons of the batter into each mould, fill almost till the top.
  9. Heat water in a pressure cooker/Idli steamer and bring to a rolling boil.Place idli stand in cooker and steam for 10 minutes on a high flame.
  10. Turn off flame but take out idlis only after 5 minutes.
  11. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.

Reviews for Rice Idlis (18)

Jyotsna Patel4 months ago

Very nice

Kapil Jangid6 months ago


Jibra Nistro10 months ago

Very delicious

sandhya passarya year ago

when do we add salt

Sunita Kunwara year ago

Very good

Sudha Gujara year ago

Should the rice used be par boiled or regular

Paramjeet Klera year ago

Puffy iddlies .

Usha Devaraja year ago

please let me know if the rice should be grinded coarsely or to a fine paste

Dhara Shambha year ago

you don't have to put eno or baking soda? why aluminum vessel? any particular reason?

Augusthi SriRamanathana year ago


Meenu Dhawana year ago

very nice

Chehak Singla2 years ago

11/2 ? how much

Shoba Bharathraj2 years ago

so...tempting idlis

Sarala Nahar2 years ago


Debjani Banerjee2 years ago


Krishna Das2 years ago

nice recipe

R.Anandi Anand2 years ago

hey bindiya,the photo of the idlis seem to be same of another member thenthisai prabhu is same.....

Meha Vyas2 years ago


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