Green Idli - Healthy Cravings!

Green idli is a healthy breakfast recipe that is easy to make and is extremely delicious. You can easily prepare this recipe with limited ingredients, and it costs nothing to get this delightful recipe onto your table. Idli recipes are always healthy, and you can either consume them for lunch, dinner, or breakfast. Idlis can be enjoyed in several ways as the idli calories’ count is always minimal. Some of the most well-known idli dishes are Rava idli, Mallige idli, etc. In this special edition, we will learn how to prepare green idli.

Green Idli Info:

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

12 Mins

Total Time

30 Mins




Main course

Green Idli Ingredients:

For Idlis:

  • 2 cup idli batter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds/methi dana
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

For Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

With these ingredients, you can prepare 20 idlis easily and also limit the idli calories.

Step-by-Step Instructions:


The prerequisite for this recipe is the idli batter. You can get it ready-made batter like iD Fresh Idly & Dosa Batter which is prepared from the finest ingredients.

Carefully observe the consistency of the batter – you should not make it too runny or too thick. Gradually add water and wait until the batter turns light and fluffy. The consistency of the batter should not be too coarse or too fine. The consistency of the batter is essential to get the idlis well-cooked.
Blend the coriander leaves with water to form a thick paste. Later on, add this with the prepared batter for getting the green colour naturally.

Keep the idli plates ready and grease them with oil. If you are worried about idli calories, you can alternatively grease them with ghee. Now mix the idli batter well and add salt, coriander paste, and chopped coriander leaves to it. Mix all the ingredients. You can make simple idlis with this batter or season them for flavour.

  • First, fill the idli pot with water (you can fill up to the mark on the pot)
  • Make sure that the idli stand is above the water level.
  • Allow the water to boil. Meanwhile, grease the idli plates with some oil. If you want limited idli calories, then you can grease them with butter or ghee.
  • Your idli batter must have a loose consistency but not runny consistency.
  • With the help of a medium-sized spoon, fill the idli molds with the batter.
  • You can cook the idlis for around 12 to 15 minutes.
  • To check if the idlis are adequately cooked, you can insert a toothpick or a knife into them. If the toothpick/knife comes out clean, it means that the idlis are ready.
  • Now you can allow the pot to cool for 2 minutes and then separate the idli stand layers.
  • Finally, remove the idlis with the help of a blunt knife or a spoon.

Delicious green idli is ready to serve with coriander chutney, coconut chutney, or sambar. This recipe has almost negligible idli calories, and you can enjoy it without being concerned about gaining weight.
Final Verdict- The green idli is easy to cook, has very few idli calories, and it tastes delicious.