Stuffed Potato Idli

This unique Stuffed Potato Idli is incomparable to any snack you have ever tasted before – a totally out-of-the-world savoury experience!

Each cup in the idli plate is first lined with a layer of semi-spicy potato bhaji, which is topped with idli batter, and then steamed. This causes the bhaji and the idli to fuse, resulting in a super tasty Stuffed Potato Idli.

The bhaji is made of mashed potatoes perked up with a traditional tempering and common flavouring ingredients like coriander and lemon juice. The peppy flavour of the bhaji, is therefore a perfect match for the idli layer, which itself is extremely soft due to the addition of a little fruit salt to the batter.

You could look at this as a totally unique version of more common snacks like aloo bun. This can be served for Breakfast or as a late evening snack too.

Stuffed Potato Idli

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Stuffed Potato Idli recipe - How to make Stuffed Potato Idli

Soaking Time:  2 hours.   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  8 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     24Makes 24 idlis
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For the potato bhaji

    For the potato bhaji
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, green chillies and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes, turmeric powder, lemon juice, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Grease the idli stand with a little oil and put 1 tbsp of the bhaji in each mould and spread it lightly.
  2. Pour approx. 2 tbsp of the idli batter over the bhaji in each mould.
  3. Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to make more idlis.
  5. Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
  6. Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney and tomato chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy29 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates3.4 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.5 mg


Stuffed Potato Idli
 on 02 Apr 17 11:14 PM

Excellent idlis with potato stuffing.
Tarla Dalal
04 Apr 17 11:48 AM
   Thanks Sonal.
Stuffed Potato Idli
 on 08 Aug 16 02:19 PM

It tasted awesome thanks!
Tarla Dalal
08 Aug 16 03:01 PM
   Hi Rama , we are delighted you loved the Stuffed Potato Idli recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Savoury Idli
 on 12 Jan 13 10:25 AM

Soft idlis with a lovely potato filling.