Sunday 21 August 2011

Semolina Idly (steamed savoury cake)

Spongy and perfectly soft idly made instantly in jiffy.


500ml  natural  sour yoghurt
480 grams/ 16 oz fine semolina
75 ml water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh ginger paste
2 teaspoons finely chopped green chillies
1/2 teaspoon turmeric  powder (optional)
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 teaspoons eno salts


1.In a mixing bowl add the yoghurt, water, and semolina and mix together to form a dropping consistency batter.
2. Add the salt, turmeric,powder  ginger paste, chillies and oil and mix together.
3. Divide the batter into two parts.
4.  Heat water in a steamer and oil  idly mould.
5. Add 1 teaspoon eno salts to one of the parts of batter and mix well.
6. Pour the batter into idly moulds and steam for 15 minutes.
7. Idly is ready when it is set and feels spongy to touch.
8. Remove from steamer and repeat for second batch of batter a per instruction  5-7.

Serve idly with hot red pepper chutney.


  1. One of my fav dishes :D Looks absolutely yummy :)

  2. Delicious looking idlis. I can have the entire plate.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. such a yummy dish..I simply love it very much...somewhat similar to Dhokla...

  4. Soft and delicious..looks wonderful.

  5. Delicious and yum ....that platter is fab

  6. Those idlis are super yumm!!!

  7. soft and delicious rava idlis..

  8. Looks so tempting and delicious.

  9. Soft semolina idlis looks fabulous..

  10. awesome idly....for celebrate sweet event can send in only breads/buns/tarts/croissants/pie....for cakes we have a separate celebrate sweet- cakes .Waiting for you lovely yummy entry .


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