INSTANT WHEAT IDLI



The recipe for this idli is almost the same as regular rava idli. The first time I tried making these with instant wheat puttu flour and that turned out well, so this time I tried it with plain wheat flour. This variation turned good but the batter had to be jazzed up a little with seasonings. I even added some sautéed onions to the batter. Here I have served these instant wheat idlis with sambar.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Regular whole wheat flour, 1 cup.
2. Thick sour yogurt, 1/2 cup.
4. Water, 2/3 cup or more depending upon batter thickness.
5. Baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon.
6. Salt, ½ teaspoon.
7. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
8. Channa dhal, ½ tablespoon.
9. Broken cashews, ½ tablespoon.
10. Chopped cilantro, ¼ cup.
11. Diced onions, ¼ cup.

PREPARATION:
Fry the wheat flour in a pan under low-to-medium heat for 5 minutes until good smell emanates from the flour and let it cool. Mix the cooled wheat flour, beaten curd, baking soda, salt in a big bowl. Keep adding water until the batter reaches regular idli consistency and there should not be any lumps in the batter. Set it aside for 5 minutes. The batter should be just thick enough to pour into the molds. Meanwhile, heat a small pan with some oil. Once the oil turns hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then ad the channa dhal and cashews and fry for a few seconds until they turn golden brown. Remove the seasonings from the pan and add the diced onions to the same pan and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are tender. Add the onions along with the fried seasonings and chopped cilantro to the idli batter and mix everything well. Pour the batter into regular idlis mold and steam for 10 minutes. Once cooled, remove from the mold and serve hot with any chutney or sambar.

Please check out my other low-carb idli recipes:
1. RAGI IDLI

2. OATS AND CRACKED WHEAT IDLI

61 comments:

nivedita said...

Very quick but healthy recipe.
I loved it. thanks for sharing and going to make it soon.

Kairali sisters said...

Thats a simple, quick healthy filling meal Gita...

Umm Mymoonah said...

These instant idlis are always great, very nice recipe.

kitchen queen said...

Wow! never heard of wheat idlis but these look so fluffy and soft like the regular idlis and r very healthy too.Thank u so much for sharing this wonderful recipe Gita.

Nitha said...

thats a great recipe.. never tried idlis with wheat..

Padhu said...

Simple and healthy idly

Cool Lassi(e) said...

A healthy choice indeed!

Rachana said...

Have never heard of wheat idlis before... Will make it soon.

Suja Sugathan said...

Quick and healthy breakfast..nice recipe Gita

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

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umamaheswari anandane said...

Good work gita...wheat idli.I have to try them soon.
By the way you have cahnged your template too

Sushma Mallya said...

This is something new, using wheat flour this way is very much interesting ,and sounds healthy too..thanks for sharing gita

Satya said...

never made idlis with wheat ..love to soft n delicious ..thanks for sharing dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very quickly made nice idli recipe. Great Snaps.

Deepa
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kothiyavunu.com said...

sounds very healthy & great gita..never tried idli with wheat..will try sometime.

swapna said...

quick and healthy recipes...looks lovely!!

Panchpakwan said...

This so healhty and instant idly..Bookmarked it dear:)

Kalyani said...

wow healthy idli's ....

Gulmohar said...

That's nifty ! So quick and yummm I should say
How have you been .It's been a while...

Yummy Team said...

Thats a great idea, Gita...Wheat idlis look so soft and yum!! Would love to try this sometime..

Usha said...

Simple, healthy and delicious idlis!

cleark said...

It's really instant and sounds testy also
i haven't try wheat idli ever but this is looks good and easy so Thanks for this.

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Priya said...

Love instant versions, delicious, healthy and quick idlies..

PALATABLE said...

Looks yum, thanks for sharing this great recipe dear..

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Padma said...

Healthy idlis and that too instant ones.

SpicyTasty said...

Idli looks so good and delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a cool idea,i love all the instant version recipes!

Lav said...

Hii first time here...nice to see many recipes for diabetes...Idli Looks yumm and delicious !! Happy to follow u...do visit my space :)


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Pushpa said...

Healthy and delicious wheat flour idlis.Would love to eat them with some really hot chutney.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Uma said...

wow, what a healthy and quick idlis. Look superb Gita!!

Jiboombaa said...

Simple and healthy Breakfast.

Lauren said...

This is such a great quick and healthy recipe. I love that your site is devoted to Indian Diabetic Recipes. This is a great way that people can still share in Indian food without compromising their medical needs as diabetics. I work with Better Recipes so I am always reviewing recipes and I just love finding modified recipes that take peoples health into account.

Babli said...

Idli looks soft, yummy and wonderful. Perfect for breakfast.

women-wisdom.com said...

Wheat idli is new to me. Its healthy and quick to do and also filling.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

sangeeta said...

Interesting idlis... the tempering going into the batter must be helpful in reducing the glue like nature of wheat flour.

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SathyaSridhar said...

Hi Gita, thnaks for ur wishes dear am now in 25th week of my pregnancy dear. Wheat idli sounds good dear hereafter i hv also eat diet foods da maa. I hv to follow ur all wheat recipes.

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Rumana Rawat said...

Wow...gita this idli looks so perfect:)

Rayaz Baghakoli said...

I like this recipe too much.. and this is looking tasty...

Vijiskitchen said...

First time here.I like Wheat Idli recipe. Good,diety and healthu.


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thanks

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, how nice and easy and delicious :)

n33ma said...

healthy and wow instant,lovely!

vidhas said...

Healthy Idlis, new to me.

Prathima Rao said...

A quick n healthy eve snack!! Love these instant idlis...

Animisha said...

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Kitchen Boffin said...

sounds great!love to try this..

Kitchen Boffin said...

this looks great.. love to try this

Sheeba Asariah said...

quick and healthy recipe will def try it

Abhilash Pillai said...

ting tong! where are you?

Did you stop writing or cooking... Waiting for a new one...

women-wisdom.com said...

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Abhilash Pillai said...

Oh! congrats Gita... hearty congrats

If you dont mind we would like to see the pics... :)

Take care...

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♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Happy to find ur blog and u have some wonderful recipe!
Would love to steam this one sooonn.!

Chitra said...

Hi gita, hru ? its been a long time i visited ur blog.. this wheat idly is simply superb and a must for diabetic patients,will tell my mom abt this..thanks for the post :)

webdework said...

Hi,
first time here…
This looks delicious and wonderful!
Very innovative idea it was really.. I never about wheat idli.. So, it was a very good try for me..
Love this recipe.......
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Mark said...

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Shobha said...

Never tasted wheat idli...must try it out.
Plz collect FOOD MAZAA AWARD from my blog.
Thanks.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Thank you very much Mark :)

DV said...

Wow!!! Now I can also make Super-quick idlis and not be worried about the rice-intake! :) Thanks, This is a keeper!

-Divya
TastyVegCooking

Linda said...

thank you mrs. gita for this wonderful recipe. I tried it and it was very tasty.

Unknown said...

You have helped me a great deal with this recipe! I was fretting over not having rava and was craving idly's badly :D Thank you so much !