Instant Idli Recipe | Soft Idli Recipe | Vismai Food

Instant Idli Recipe Puffed Rice (Chiwda) and Semolina (Rava) are soaked for about 30 minutes in curds, and then steamed to make Instant Idli. This is a very good option when one is in search of ideas about what to make for breakfast.

The Instant Idli is in no way less tasty than the Idli that we make in the traditional way of fermenting ground Dal and Rice mixture.

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Puffed Rice:

• Take the thick variety of Puffed Rice. Wash and soak. If you prefer, you may use the red variety of Puffed Rice.


• Any curds will do for this recipe, but the results will be better if you use sour curds.

For softer Idlis:

• The batter should be whisked well. The more we beat it, the batter will rise, and the Idlis will be soft.

Instant Idli Recipe | Soft Idli Recipe | Vismai Food - Recipe Video

Instant Idli Recipe | Soft Idli Recipe | Vismai Food

Breakfast Recipes | vegetarian
  • Prep Time 1 min
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Resting Time 15 mins
  • Total Time 36 mins
  • Servings 3


  • 1 cup Semolina (Rava)
  • 1 cup Thick Puffed Rice (Chiwda)
  • 1 cup Curds
  • Salt -To taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cooking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Water


  1. Wash the Puffed Rice and soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Add Cooking Soda to the Curds. The Curds will rise in a froth. Add Semolina to the risen Curds and beat well. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Make a paste of the soaked Puffed Rice. Mix this paste and Salt in the Rava and Curds mixture. Beat well again. Add water to adjust the batter, if needed.
  4. Put batter in Idli moulds and steam. Cook on high flame for 5 minutes, then reduce the flame and cook for another 3 minutes. Put the stove off and leave the Idli cooker aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Take the Idlis out and serve hot with Idli Karam Podi (Spicy powder) and Ghee.

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