Chicken Idli | How to make Chicken Idli

By Ishika Thakur  |  11th Oct 2015  |  
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About Chicken Idli Recipe

Interesting twist to regular idli. With goodness of all the vegetables & chicken, this is a power packed tiffin you would want to give to ur child. Receipe courtesy : Chef Varun Inamdar.

Chicken Idli

Ingredients to make Chicken Idli

  • 100 gm - maize flour/makki atta
  • 200 gm - curd
  • 2 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • Handful fresh green - coriander chopped
  • 10 to 12 - curry leaves
  • tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - chana dal
  • 1 tsp - urad dal
  • 1-inch ginger grated
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - fruit salt (eno)
  • 100 grams - grated vegetables (mentioned below)
  • (bottle gourd carrots peas sweetcorn & coconut)
  • 50 gm - boneless chicken breast finely diced & boiled
  • ghee for greasing moulds

How to make Chicken Idli

  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal. Once they splutter, add curry leaves, ginger and maize flour. Stir and roast, till it gives a nutty aroma. Transfer it in a bowl. Once cooled, add whisked curd & salt.
  2. Add chopped coriander and mix well. Stir in all the processed vegetables, diced chicken and add 60 ml water. Adjust the consistency and check for seasoning. Keep covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare an idli steamer or a pressure cooker. Grease the idli moulds with ghee and set aside. Stir the idli batter and add fruit salt. Mix well and pour into each greased mould.
  4. Place in the steamer and allow to cook for 10-12 minutes. Remove and let it cool till it reaches room temperature. De-mould and pack with your favourite chutney.

Reviews for Chicken Idli (11)

Rashmi Priya3 years ago

Superb delicious dish

shirin mathne3 years ago

Lovely recipe

sana Tungekar3 years ago

great recipe

saziya rizwan3 years ago


Damandeep Kaur4 years ago

sounds interesting... will surely give a try.... thanks for sharing

Yasmin Battiwala4 years ago


Sujata Limbu4 years ago

This is another level of awesomeness, just amazing :D

Shambhavi Gupta4 years ago

Such a unique twist to this classic dish :D Would love to try it out sometime!

noyonika prithani4 years ago

chicken lovers delight

chottelal tripathi4 years ago

fantastic idea

bina bedi4 years ago

Awesome !

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