Thursday, March 10, 2016

Instant Broken Wheat Idli / Godhumai Rava Idli

Idli - a healthy steamed south Indian food. I made this even healthier. Since idlies are traditionally made with rice, for those who are diabetics, here is an instant idli recipe without rice. Just broken wheat alone- soft and fluffier idlies to satisfy all your cravings for idlies. And very simple to make.


Makes 10 - 12 idlies

Broken wheat rava - 1 and 1/2 cups
Yogurt, plain - 1 cup plus 2 tbsp
Water - 2 tbsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp


Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Green chilli - 1, chopped
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs


In a bowl, add the broken wheat, yogurt, water, and salt. Mix well and let it soak for 30 min. 

The mixture would have become thick. When you add baking soda, it will become a little thin, so don't add more water.

In a pan, heat oil, add the seasonings, and pour to the soaked broken wheat mixture. Add the baking soda and mix thoroughly. Grease idli plates, add the batter and steam for 12 to 15 min.

Soft, fluffy, and healthy wheat rava idlies are ready. Serve immediately with chutney or sambhar.


Use the fine variety for making idlies.

If you are making in large quantities, make sure to do it in batches. After some time the batter would be thin because of the action of baking soda. So make in batches for large quantities.

Grated carrots, cilantro, ginger, peas, or any other veggies and herbs are a great addition.

Channa dhal, few pieces of broken cashews can also be fried and added.

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