Multiflour Idli

Multiflour Idli

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This easy-to-make Multiflour Idli has a fabulous, rustic flavour and interesting texture that you will enjoy thoroughly at any time during gestation.

A batter of soaked and ground urad dal combined with wholesome flours like bajra, nachni, etc., gives us perfect idlis that replenish your calcium stores and give you good quality protein as well. Enjoy these idlis hot and fresh, right out of the steamer, because they might get a little hard upon cooling.

Multiflour Idli recipe - How to make Multiflour Idli

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  Overnight   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 35 idlis
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  1. Combine the urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl and soak it in enough water for 2 hours.
  2. Drain well and blend in a mixer till smooth using approx. ¾ cup of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the bajra flour, jowar flour, ragi flour, whole wheat flour, salt and approx. 1¾ cups of water and mix very well using a whisk. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment overnight.
  4. After fermentation, mix the batter well once again and pour spoonfuls of the batter into greased idli moulds.
  5. Steam in an idli steamer for 10 minutes or till they are cooked.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter to make more idlis.
  7. Serve immediately with sambhar.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy33 cal
Protein1.4 g
Carbohydrates6.6 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2 mg


Multiflour Idli
 on 15 Aug 18 12:57 PM

Really happy with the result, mine turned out to be fluffy and super soft from inside( softer than rice idli, must be coz of ragi). I had kept it out longer for fermentation, almost 24hrs(actually I sort of forgot about it and it overflowed). Also just before making the idlis I added a little eno. Just something I was taught by my mother in law. ^_^ It''s healthy and tastes even better with sambar. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
Tarla Dalal
16 Aug 18 09:07 AM
   Hi Bhavna, We are delighted you loved the Multiflour idli recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback about recipes you have tried. Happy cooking!
Multiflour Idli
 on 08 Jul 16 04:42 PM

Assorted flours used to make idli which are a great option for breakfast. They are not as fluffy as the rice and urad dal idli but I enjoyed them with piping hot sambhar.