Poha Idli
Easy Poha Idli
Written by Jayashree
Published on July 29, 2020

Poha Idli is another easy dish to prepare for the busy mornings. They are soft, bright smiling white and  delicious. It is ideal  to serve as breakfast menu. It is easy to prepare as no soaking, grinding and fermentation is required.

Idli is the ideal breakfast for busy mornings. But, grinding the batter needs time and patience. Instant idlis as Rawa Idli and Ragi Idli always come to my rescue. But, when you want to make something different, give a try to this Poha Idli. Poha is flattened rice commonly used in South Indian households. This is easy poha idli recipe is ideal for all.

Poha and South Indians:

South Indians love using poha in their daily routine. It is so commonly used,  chiwda is usually present in the kitchen shelves. Tangy  beaten rice is tasty and  usually served for breakfast. And not to mention, on the fasting days, it is a no cook food eaten by most people.

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Poha Idli Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup poha
  • 1.5 cup idli rawa
  • 2 cup sour yoghurt
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda

Method:

  1. Wash the flattened rice. Soak it for ten minutes.
  2. Mash it with a ladle.
  3. Add curd and idli rawa to it. Put salt and mix it. Keep it aside for twenty minutes.
  4. Heat a idli cooker. Add soda to the batter, mix it and immediately put it in the moulds.
  5. Cook it on moderate heat for twenty to twenty-five minutes.
  6. Once they are done, turn off and keep it aside for sometime. Remove and serve with coconut chutney.

Take a note:

  • Poha Idli  requires time as the flattened rice needs to be cooked. It is not ready in a jiffy as 1-2-3. Once they are cooked, leave them for sometime. They are too soft.
  • I used the thin variety of flattened rice. You can use any variety.
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Poha Idli

Poha Idli is another kind of instant idli. They are soft and delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword easy poha idli, idli recipe, idli variety, poha idli
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 25 idlis
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup poha
  • 1.5 cup idli rawa
  • 2 cup sour yoghurt
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • water

Instructions

  1. Wash the flattened rice. Soak it for ten minutes.
  2. Mash it with a ladle.
  3. Add curd and idli rawa to it. Put salt and mix it. Keep it aside for twenty minutes.
  4. Heat a idli cooker. Add soda to the batter, mix it and immediately put it in the moulds. Adjust the consistency, by adding water.

  5. Cook it on moderate heat for twenty to twenty-five minutes.
  6. Once they are done, turn off and keep it aside for sometime. Remove and serve with coconut chutney.

Recipe Notes

It requires time as the flattened rice needs to be cooked. It is not ready in a jiffy as 1-2-3. Once they are cooked, leave them for sometime and later remove and serve.

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11 Comments

  1. Shalu

    These Poha idlis are looking so soft and so fluffy. Can’t take my eyes off. Must be very delicious!

    Reply
  2. Batter Up With Sujata

    Loved this easy to make recipe. Poha idli looks so soft and fluffy. Never made idli this way. I will try and let you know. Also loved the milky white cute look.

    Reply
  3. shobhakeshwani

    Lovely. The idlis look soft and spongy. Will surely try out

    Reply
    • Indrani sen

      A very nice recipe. Will try tonight

      Reply
  4. Malini Vivekananthan

    The poha idli looks so soft. I only made poha dosa so far not idli. The best part is no fermentation required for this. Thanks for the recipe and quick breakfast ideas. Adding to my list.

    Reply
  5. mayurisjikoni

    Using poha for idli batter, that is interesting. The idlis look so soft and inviting. Bookmarking this recipe to try out soon as I have quite a bit of poha in the pantry.

    Reply
  6. Amrita

    Poha idlis look soft and fluffy.. this is a good option for breakfast… When there is no stock of rice we can try this dish

    Reply
  7. themadscientistskitchen

    Hey wow! These poha idlis looks so very delicious. They are calling out to me and I want some breakfast at dinner time. Must make these idlis.

    Reply
  8. Mireille Roc (@ChefMireille)

    poha would definitely give this idli a soft texture. Ive only used poha in stir fries before – I definitely have to try this! Thanks for the idea!

    Reply
  9. curryandvanilla

    So fascinated by these instant idlis! A boon for busy mornings! Poha I am sure gives a lovely soft texture to the idlis! And looks so, so white! Awesome share dear <3

    Reply

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