Poha Idli

Poha Idli

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Super soft idlis made with a combination of broken and beaten rice, the Poha Idli is also relatively convenient to make compared to the traditional idli because idli rawa is used instead of whole idli rice.

This helps you make the batter quicker and also ensures a perfect consistency, without having to worry about how coarse the rice has to be ground. Remember to grind the poha-rice mix and the soaked urad separately, to get perfect idlis.

Enjoy hot and fresh with your favourite chutney and sambhar.

We have many more idli variant recipes that you can enjoy for breakfast as well as an evening snack, like Rice and Moong Dal Idli, Paneer Vegetable Idli and Kanchipuram Idli

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Poha Idli recipe - How to make Poha Idli

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  8 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 22 servings
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For The Poha Idli
1 cup rice semolina (idli rawa)
1/4 cup beaten rice (poha)
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
salt to taste
oil for greasing

  1. To make the poha idli, clean, wash and soak the idli rava and beaten rice in water for at least 2 hours.
  2. Clean, wash the urad dal thoroughly and soak it in water for at least 2 hours.
  3. Drain the idli rava and rice, combine together and blend in a mixer to a smooth batter.
  4. Darin and blend the urad dal separately to a smooth paste using a little water.
  5. Combine the two batters, add salt and mix well. Cover and keep aside to ferment for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Put spoonfuls of the batter into greased idli moulds and steam for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter to make more poha idlis.
  8. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy42 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates6.7 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat1.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.4 mg
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Poha Idli
 on 04 Aug 15 04:30 PM

poha idli.. simply white.. as snow.. and soft as cotton.. this is my favourite idli recipe now.. as it requires less time to soak and grind.. and its so soft that it just melts in the mouth.. one cannot just stop eating these yummy idlis with sambhar.. one have to try this recipe.
Poha Idli
 on 17 Jun 15 09:55 PM

I tried out Poha Idlis and they came out wonderful. Thanks. Would like to submit my picture too.
Edited after original posting.
Poha Idli
 on 28 Aug 13 06:18 PM

Poha Idli
 on 12 Jan 13 10:49 AM

Love the idli.