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INSTANT RICE IDLI / POHA IDLI / AVAL IDLI – NO FERMENTATION IDLI RECIPE

INSTANT RICE IDLI recipe

How many of you agree breakfasts are most important meal of the day ?? I strongly believe ” Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper ” and hence keep searching for new breakfast varieties to experiment in my kitchen . Recently , in one of the FB food groups i stumbled upon this ” Instant Rice Idli / Instant Poha Idli ” . It immediately caught my attention as it was healthy , looked soft n fluffy , simple recipe with handy ingredients .. and above all these idlis were instant – no fermentation – no grind types . Wow !! looked like a perfect tailor made recipe for busy mornings . I immediately bookmarked it to try. Next few days i saw many people trying the recipe and giving it thumbs up.. .. This gave me double assurance and i made it right next day . I am glad i did try this keeper recipe … I was so surprised and happy from the outcome.They were really soft , spongy and extra white . Dunk in some spicy chutney / sambar … and straight to mouth .. aah yummm !!!! Now these idlis have become my lifesaver on those busy unplanned mornings …. i am sure it will be your’s too…Here we go….

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INSTANT RICE IDLI recipe
Course breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Servings
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Ingredients
Course breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Servings
number
Ingredients
INSTANT RICE IDLI recipe
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak poha in curd for 3-4 mins . Since its thin variety , it will become mushy . Mash nicely.
  2. Add rice rava , little soda ( if you want ) and salt to it . Mix and allow to sit for 10 mins. poha n rice rava will drink in all the liquid content . Add water as required and get idli batter consistency ( little thicker than milkshake ) . instant idli batter is ready , fermentation not required .
  3. Heat water in a steamer.Grease idli molds with oil .Pour the batter into idli stand.
  4. Steam for 12-15 mins on medium flame.Prick a tooth pick,if it comes clean it means its done.Allow it to cool a bit and remove from molds using a spoon or knife.
  5. Thats it soft, spongy and instant poha Idli's are ready to serve. Serve withChutney / Sambar /Gojju/ Chutney Powder.
    poha idli
Recipe Notes
  • If you want you can do the batter before hand n do idlis in the morning . You can keep in fridge / outside to ferment a bit . Your choice . Still comes out good .
  • I feel coz of poha and no fermentation , these idlis are little bland in taste . So a spicy side dish will take these idlis to a new level .

 

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63 Comments

  • Reply
    marudhus kitchen
    March 30, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Gorgeous looking idliss..easy tasty

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    Gloria
    March 30, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    lovely soft idlis….looks yumm and love that its instant…

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    Meena Kumar
    March 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Ohh lovely where do u get such ideas Smitha awesome idlis dear.

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    prabha iyer
    March 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Hello smitha…tried them today.. super soft idlis… must try…initially i thought they were sticky but once they cooled down…it was just awesome…super soft…thanks once again

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    prabha iyer
    March 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Super soft idlis… tried them today… just came out so so well!!!

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    padma veeranki
    March 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Super yummy idlis…Very useful when we have a sudden urge to eat idlis:)…That’s what I do:)..good share.:)

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    mrkk08
    March 30, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Instant idli are saver during busy days:-) idli looks soft and delicious

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    Anonymous
    March 30, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Can I use regular thick poha too?

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    Ramya Venkateswaran
    March 31, 2015 at 3:10 am

    wow yummy soft idlis

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    Suja Md
    March 31, 2015 at 3:49 am

    looks very soft and spongy!! very tempting look!

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    March 31, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Hi , You can use regular thick poha too. But then its soaking time will be more n also you won’t be able to mash it with hands .

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    March 31, 2015 at 4:31 am

    thx Prabha Iyer, That was a quick feedback. Glad you liked it….

  • Reply
    Smitha Kalluraya
    March 31, 2015 at 4:32 am

    wow !! glad to know that… thx for trying

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    Rafeeda AR
    March 31, 2015 at 6:06 am

    This sounds really so quick!!! My kids love idli and I am one lazy mom not to make them… 🙁 Got to try this…

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    March 31, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes 🙂

  • Reply
    Radha Natarajan
    March 31, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Superb !

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    Epuri Sowmya
    April 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Superb ,i tried ur recepie it came out perfect ,and it perfectly suits our south indian sambhar

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    Epuri Sowmya
    April 10, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Hi your recepie is perfect ,i tried it and it was awesome ,soft ,sponzy and perfect goes with our south indian sambhar

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    April 11, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Thx Epuri Sowmya fr trying n fr the feedback …..

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    Swetha Rajendran
    April 23, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Hi I tried poha ildy recepie, but it was hard and sticky ( I did not use soda as I gave idly to my baby) what might be the reason.. Plz help me..

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    April 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Swetha , many have tried this recipe and most of them have given positive feedback . I think you must have missed something . Do try once again and i am sure you will nail it . Soda is optional .. i too dont add

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    Swetha Rajendran
    April 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Hi Smitha. I followed the same procedure, but I failed in making soft idli. After seeing so many positive feedback, I tried it because I felt it is tough to prepare batter everyday for 1 idli for my baby. I think the problem is the rawa I used, can you please tell me which brand you use, I have never used rawa for idli, always prepare batter by grinding the boiled rice…

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    ranjini
    April 25, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Hi Smitha tried super soft idli…output was perfect…super hit in home…:-)

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    May 5, 2015 at 9:17 am

    glad to know that ranjini…. thx for trying

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    May 5, 2015 at 9:18 am

    hmm.. i don’t have any specific brand Swetha . jush ask for it in shop and whichever brand the shopkeeper gives.. i pick .

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    Veena
    July 6, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Tried ur recipe …came out really well…thanks

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    Anonymous
    July 6, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Can we get easily idly rawa? Can we prepare idly rawa from normal rice

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    dipali
    July 7, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Hi thank you for the recipe.. tried this today and i must say the idlis came out perfect. Everyone enjoyed. Thank you

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    Pree
    July 8, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Wow! This came out so soft and nice . I absolutely didn’t know you could get such amazing idli’s in such little time. Thanks heaps for this recipe. Will share with friends and family!

  • Reply
    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 8, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Thx Pree … for taking your time out n letting me know feedback . Glad to know you liked it….

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 8, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Thx Dipali … for taking your time out n letting me know feedback . Glad to know you liked it….

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 8, 2015 at 4:42 am

    ya u get idli rava everywhere

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    sheethalsomesh
    July 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Hi smitha,Tried this recipe with same ingredients and proportion but without soda , it was neither hard nor soft. Could you plz tell me what would be the reason. Without losing hopes I would love to try again with your valuable suggestion. Thanks in advance

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    Sumathy
    July 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe . The idlis came out perfect. I love how white they look and are so soft and tasty 🙂

  • Reply
    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 10, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Thx Sumathy fr the feedback ….

  • Reply
    Smitha Kalluraya
    July 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    hmmmm ..not sure . May be you culd have missed something…

  • Reply
    mrkk08
    July 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    hey smitha… made the poha Idli .perfect and beautiful :-))))Thank u so muchNandita

  • Reply
    Julia Roberts
    August 12, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Very nice quick rice idli preparation method. I like this instant rice idli. Thanks for sharing.indian restaurants in hong kong

  • Reply
    Shital
    August 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Hi, what a great idea for instant idli! for those unble to get soft idlis : your curd might not be sour. Also you might try adding a tsp of ENO to get fluffier idlis

  • Reply
    Pooza Nahata
    August 30, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    When do we need to add the curd?

  • Reply
    Smitha Kalluraya
    August 31, 2015 at 4:41 am

    Hi pooza , We are soaking poha in curd

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    August 31, 2015 at 4:42 am

    thx nandita ..:)

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    September 3, 2015 at 9:09 am

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  • Reply
    gayatri
    September 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Came out well after it got little cooled down… 🙂 Thank for the recipe.. Awesome..

  • Reply
    Shobha Kamath
    October 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Will be trying it out soon.

  • Reply
    Ashwini Kamath
    October 16, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Hi, I tried this Idlis. Very soft and yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Raksha
    November 27, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Thank you! I just made them and actually relishing! Very tasty and saved a lot of my time.

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    November 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Hi please help… I really want to try this recipe… what’s idli rava?

  • Reply
    Smitha Kalluraya
    November 28, 2015 at 4:29 am

    hi ,you get in shops ready idli rava . if you ask they will give . its rava made from idli rice

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    Saraswati Murthy
    December 1, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Awesome idlis Smitha. I tried it today and we enjoyed it with spicy coconut chutney. Tood good.

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    Anonymous
    December 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Super soft idlis. I tried two days back and my family enjoyed. Truly instant when you and your family crave for ildlies all of a sudden. Thanks a ton.

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    Unknown
    December 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    It’s a wonderful recipe. Really soft idlis. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Unknown
    January 6, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    If I only have thick poha, then should I mash it up/mix it in the blender before adding the rava?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    February 3, 2016 at 7:00 am

    ya mash and add

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    Lakshmi Niranjan
    February 5, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Hi. I follow your blog as you have some great recipes. In most of the instant recipe, the need is for sour curd. This is a problem for me as we can’t get it here. Also keeping the batter out over night also does not ferment it. Any suggestions? I’d really like to try so many of your recipes…

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    Pooja
    February 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Nice one. I am trying them today.

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    Anonymous
    May 28, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Trying for dinner; but made the atta in evening about 3 hours ago as I did not have sour curd – hope this will not alter the taste. Also wonder whether I can make dosa or uttappa with this?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    June 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    ya no problem…

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    Anonymous
    June 24, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Can we use normal rava instead of idli rava or rice rava ?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    June 25, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    ya u can ..but doesnt taste the same…

  • Reply
    Madhumitha mahadevan
    September 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Can you use Brown rice instead of idly rava?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Ya u can use brown rice.. No problem

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