Idli is a traditional South Indian breakfast made by a fermented batter of black lentils and rice. It is considered as one of the best foods as it is light and nutritious. It is easily metabolised by the body, so many people prefer having them in the morning. Giving variations to the Idli enhance the taste of the dish and make it more delicious:
Here are 20 delicious idli recipes you must try:
1 Idli Burger
You can try having a burger in a unique way by placing the idlis in between the burger buns. The idlis are placed along with chutneys and chopped vegetables. It can also be enjoyed as a healthy breakfast. Serve them hot with coconut chutney and sambhar.
2 Curd Idli
Curd Idli is a variation to the lentil and rice batter as sour curd is added to the black gram and rice batter along with green chilies, pepper powder, and cooking soda. The idlis are steamed and served hot with coconut chutney.
3 Stuffed Spinach Idli
Stuffed Spinach Idli is a traditional uplift to the traditional Idlis. A colourful mixture of onions and spinach is cooked between the layers of Idli batter. Make sure that the spinach mixture is cool before steaming it; otherwise, it might spoil the texture. Enjoy the hot and fresh Idli with Sambhar and chutney for a memorable breakfast.
4 Sweet Idli
Sweet Idli is an innovative twist to the traditional recipe. In this dish, the Idli batter is layered with moong dal, Jaggery, and coconut flavored with cardamom powder. When they are steamed, the fluffy Idlis are then served as a tea time snack or as a breakfast item.
5 Vermicelli Nut Idli
The recipe of Vermicelli Nut Idli comes to the rescue when you don’t have idli batter. Vermicelli and semolina are tempered with cashew nuts. It can be consumed as a starter or as a full meal with sambhar and coconut chutney.
6 Stuffed Potato Idli
Stuffed Potato Idli is incomparable to any snack which gives out of the world savoury experience. Idli plate is layered with spicy potato bhaji, which is then topped with Idli batter. This makes the idli and Bhaji to fuse. The bhaji is made of mashed potatoes with traditional tempering and flavouring of ingredients like lemon juice and coriander. You can serve this dish with chutney of your choice.
7 Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli is an ideal idli recipe for Diabetic patients as it reduces the calorie count. The same batter can be used to make pancakes.Serve them hot for breakfast.
8 Bread Idli
When you don’t have batter in hand, then instant Bread Idli comes to the rescue. It is made with a batter of Idli rawa and bread crumbs. A dash of curd gives it a mild, tangy taste. The best part is that the batter doesn’t require any fermenting.
9 Vegetable Idli
Vegetable Idli is an off-beat idli recipe having crunchy vegetables and succulent paneer in a batter of semolina and gram flour. It is made with common ingredients and doesn’t require any fermentation or grinding. Serve this dish immediately to enjoy the best texture and taste.
10 Palak RavaIdli
Palak RavaIdli requires no grinding and soaking. It is made with a batter of curd and semolina with aromatic tempering and spinach paste. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.
11 Diabetic Idli
Diabetic Idli is a diabetes-friendly idli recipe. The idlis are made from a mixed dal batter, instead of a typical rice and dal batter. Serve hot in breakfast with green chutney.
12 Chilled Idli
Chilled Idli is an innovative snack with Idlis topped with curd and chilled. The chilled Idlis with curd are topped with fried chilis, carrots, and coriander leaves. It goes well with sambhar and chutney of your choice.
13 Kanchipuram Idli
Kanchipuram Idli is a special variety of Idli loaded with spices. It has a strong flavor of cumin seeds and pepper with roasted chana dal and cashew nuts. The recipe is said to have originated in the kitchens of Sri Varadharaja Swamy Temple in Kanchipuram.
14 Stuffed RavaVegetable Idli
Stuffed Rava Vegetable Idli is an innovative recipe in which ravaidli batter is layered with grated vegetables and green chutney. Serve hot with sambhar for a delicious taste.
15 Barley Idli
Barley Idli is a traditional snack made by a batter of Urad dal, barley, and rice. Assorted vegetables having different colours and vegetables give more nutrition to this dish. Serve it immediately with Sambhar. You can grease the idli moulds with water instead of greasing with oil.
16 Dal and Vegetable Idli
Dal and Vegetable Idli are slightly heavier than the regular Idlis. They are full of nutrition as they have a combination of three dals and vegetables like green peas, Methi, and carrots. This is an ideal recipe for pregnant women. They are an excellent source of fiber, iron, vitamin C, and folic acid.
17 Poha Idli
Poha Idli is a soft and fluffy recipe of idli. The batter is a combination of poha and rice semolina instead of whole idli rice. Grind the soaked urad, mix the two and ferment the batter. Perfect proportions make it a delicious breakfast recipe. It tastes best with chutney and sambhar.
18 Spicy TavaIdli
Transform the leftover idlis into a scrumptious delight by tossing them with onions, tomatoes, and spice powders. The main ingredient in this recipe is pav bhaji masala which is a popular flavor loved by people of all age groups. Serve hot with chutney of your choice.
19 Rice and Moong Dal Idli
Rice and Moong Dal Idli is the most popular South Indian snack. Perfect proportions of green moong and rice give a pleasant texture to idli. It is a nutritious recipe with vitamin-rich minerals. Serve this dish with sambhar and chutney.
20 Fried Idli
Fried Idli is a spiced sautéed dish made from Idlis. The Idlis are then fried till they turn crispy. Spices are added to give flavor. It tastes best when served with chutney and sambhar.