Cook Healthy Rice Idlis At Your Home

Cook Healthy Rice Idlis At Your Home

Idli is considered to be one of the healthiest breakfasts in India. It is the staple diet in South India and is served with coconut chutney and Sambhar. It is a round, steamed cake made with lentils (urad dal) and short-grain rice. Idli is made using semi-thick and fermented batter of lentils and rice.

It is an easy-to-make dish with a delicious taste. Idli can be your favorite evening snack or a delicious breakfast to start your day with. These small, round, and steamed rice cakes are soft, fluffy, and spongy. Idli with Sambhar or Coconut Chutney can be your go-to food when you feel hungry or to make an instant snack at family gatherings.

If you want to make delicious Idlis at your home instantly. Then, we have the recipe which you are looking for. By following these cooking instructions and ingredients, you can cook the best traditional Idlis at your home instantly.

Recipe For Instant Rice Idlis

Preparation Time

  • For Fermentation of Batter - 8 to 9 hours
  • For Cooking - 15 minutes

Things You Need

For Idlis

  • 1 cup Split Black Lentils/ Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Organic Zing's Fenugreek seed
  • 3 cups Organic Zing's White Rice Flour
  • 4 cups water for grinding and adding
  • Salt to taste

For Chutney

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ bunch coriander/cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup of water or more for grinding
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp Organic Zing's Black Mustard Seed
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2-3 dried red chilies

To the Kitchen

  1. Soak the lentils and Organic Zing’s fenugreek seeds in water for 4-6 hours.
  2. Once soaked, drain the lentils and fenugreek seeds.
  3. Grind them with little cold water until the mixture gets smooth and fluffy.
  4. Pour the lentil mix into a large mixing bowl and add Organic Zing’s White rice flour.
  5. Add some water to make a thick and consistent batter.
  6. Pour it into a large steel pot, leaving it ¾ empty to prevent the batter from overflowing during fermentation.
  7. Cover the bowl and place it in a warm place to ferment for 8-9 hours.
  8. After the batter gets fermented properly, add salt and mix it well.
  9. To cook idlis, grease your idli molds. Then, pour the batter into Idli molds, an appam stand, or a cupcake tin.
  10. Steam for 15 minutes on medium-high heat. When it is cooked, take out the idlis, and they are ready to eat.


  1. Add coconut, coriander leaves, walnuts, chilies, and garlic to the mixture grinder.
  2. Add water (as needed) to grind the coconut mixture to a fine texture.
  3. When it gets mixed, pour it into a serving bowl, and add salt to taste.
  4. Add oil to a pan and place on medium-high heat. Then, add mustard seeds.
  5. Once the mustard seeds start popping, add curry leaves and red chilies
  6. Toss/stir for 30 seconds. Then, pour it over the coconut mixture. Your chutney is ready to eat.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy Idlis with coconut chutney.