Vegetable Rice Cake - Tasty Idli Calories!

When it comes to taste and healthier food recipes, India is not far behind as it produces some of the best delicacies that you should definitely try once in your lifetime. Vegetable Rice Cake recipes are modified versions of the traditional idli, which tastes awesome, is healthy, and is easy to make. The Vegetable Rice Cakes are loaded with essential nutrients and can be enjoyed as a ready-to-go breakfast food or as an evening snack. The recipe is best for diabetics, health- conscious persons, or people with heart conditions and is completely safe to intake during pregnancy. The delicious low calorie (33 Idli calorie) diet doesn't use parboiled rice unlike in traditional idlis and is best eaten with sambar or chutneys. In this article, we will discuss the simple and easy way to cook Vegetable Rice Cakes at home, which are not only nutritious but also tastier.

Vegetable Rice Cake Recipe Info:

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

10 Mins

Total Time

20 Mins




Breakfast or Evening Snack

Vegetable Rice Cake Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ready-made idli batter
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup grated cabbage
  • 1/4 cup grated bottle gourd
  • 1/2 tsp Eno or fruit salt
  • 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp coriander eaves for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds or ajwain
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds or til
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida or hing

For Chutney:

  • 2-3 fresh green chillies
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Garlic (crushed)
  • Salt
  • 1 cup of Curd
  • Water

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients (leaving eno) with about 2 tbsp water and keep it aside.
  • Add the eno salt and 2 tsp water over your batter and mix it properly until the bubbles disappear.
  • In a tava, heat 2 tsp oil.
  • Add carom seeds, sesame seeds, asafoetida, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds.
  • As they start to crackle, pour one equal half of the batter on the tava. Spread it in a circular motion evenly.
  • Now cover the tawa with its lid and let it cook on medium flame for about 5 minutes.
  • Now serve your vegetable rice cake with the chutney of your choice.

To Prepare Chutney:

  • Take 1 cup of custard
  • Cut 2-3 green chillies
  • Add salt, black pepper, sesame seeds
  • Add garlic, half cup of water and blend it in a mixture
  • Pour the mixture in a bowl
  • Your chutneys are now ready to serve

Nutritional values and idli calories of Vegetable Rice Cake:

  • Protein – 2.6 grams
  • Fiber – 2.3 grams
  • Fat – 10.5 grams
  • Cholesterol – 0
  • Carbohydrates – 11.3 grams
  • Sodium (Na) – 10.9 milligrams

Here was one of the best easy to prepare Indian ready-to-go recipes for you that is both highly nutritional and delicious. The recipe can be enjoyed either as a snack or as tiffin at work. Idli calories can provide you with sufficient energy to start your day with and are healthier for diabetic people that don’t help in raising insulin spikes. Stay with us as we will come up with more south-Indian dishes that can be easily prepared at home within minutes to serve your family and friends without having to worry about any extra knowledge about cooking.