Semolina Idli - Tasty Delicacies!

"Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed… I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself." - Delia Smith. Thus, the food that we choose to eat not only satisfies our hunger but also makes our minds at ease. This recipe is for everyone, a healthy nutritious dish that one cannot say no to. So, why not give it a try ? Maybe you could make this your go-to dish, whenever the next time you want to satisfy your hunger with some delicious food. Idli is a famous dish that is shared among the Indians across the country. It is mostly eaten for breakfast, but one can make different variations of the idli, like masala idli, fried idli, etc. which can also be eaten as a snack. Idli recipe is not that difficult to be converted into a dish; it is made with very simple and easy steps, in significantly less time whether it is an uninvited guest or mid-day craving all you need is to follow the idli recipe given below step by step to create a delicious yet mouth-watering dish which would provide you with satisfaction like no other.

Semolina Idli Recipe Info:

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Total Time

40 Mins





Semolina Idli Recipe Ingredients:

  • Dosa Idli Batter
  • Carrot (finely chopped)- 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Hing- 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilli- 1
  • Cashew nuts- 5-6 (broken into pieces)
  • Thick yoghurt- 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli- 2 (finely chopped)
  • Grated ginger- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1-2
  • Eno fruit salt- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Ghee- 1/2 tbsp
  • A few coriander leaves
  • Salt as per taste

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Take a pan or a Kadai, heat 1 tbsp oil and ½ tbsp ghee on a low flame, then add mustard seeds when they start to crackle, add cumin seeds, and hing. Sauté until the dal turns light brown, add curry leaves, dry red chilli, and cashew nuts sauté them for next 1 minute.
  • Once it is done, turn off the flame and transfer the mixture to a plate and let it cool for 9-10 minutes.
  • Take a large bowl and prepare a mixture by adding yoghurt, finely chopped green chillies, grated ginger, and salt.
  • Add 1 cup of water into the mixture. Mix it well and make sure there is no lump left.
  • Add chopped coriander and grated carrot in the mixture and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add Eno fruit salt in the idli recipe and stir it well. Mix all the prepared mixtures together and add them with the idli batter.
  • Pour water in the steamer and heat over a medium flame—grease idli moulds/plates with oil.
  • Pour the batter in grease moulds and steam it on a medium flame for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once it is cooked, turn off the flame, remove moulds from the steamer when it is cool down a bit, remove the prepared idli and it is ready to be served with any chutney of your taste.

This Semolina Idli recipe is simple to make and plates a flavorful dish!