Friday, August 26, 2011

Mini idlis

Mini idly mould

Mini idly batter poured on the mould

Mini idlys ready


Mini idlys dipped in sambar


Boiled rice - 3 cups

Raw rice - 1 cup

Urad dal - 1 cup

Salt as required


Soak the 3 cups of boiled rice and 1 cup of raw rice together in water for 5-6 hrs.

Soak urad dal separately in water for 1 hr.

Drain the water from the soaked rice and grind with sufficient required water into a smooth paste.

Grind the urad dal into a smooth paste.

Mix the rice batter and urad dal batter together nicely.

Add salt as required and mix from the bottom nicely.

Now leave the batter to ferment overnight.

Next day the batter would have fermented and will give a sour smell.

The idly batter is ready for consumption.

Take the mini idly mould as shown in the picture, grease each hollow with oil and pour the batter into each hollow.

Now place the mould in the cooker and cook for 20 minutes.

The mini idlys are hot and ready to be dipped into the sambar and had as shown in the picture above.

You can also have coconut chutney to be mixed and eaten with the sambar.


  1. cute mini will love these..

  2. Am a huge fan of mini idlis. love it.

  3. love these cute small idlis....

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  4. Idlis look so delicious and tempting. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Mini idlis dunked in Sambar are my favorite...just love them

  6. Idlis are one of my favourites anytime...looks delicious.

  7. Love mini idli sambar ....looks yum

  8. It is good. Also mini idlis can be cooked in the aapa kadai available in microwave proof model. with this we can cook idlis in just two minutes. the taste and the softness are the same. It is very economical and saves lot of gas.

  9. Wow yummy mini idlis .... Happy to follow u ....

  10. Button idlis are great. Even I got a mould recently.

  11. I love mini idlis...esp soaked in rasam or sambhar..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. love the mini idli's ... perfect for my daughter ..... happy to follow u .....

  13. Hi kitchen queen writer., I am a South Indian from Karnataka. I like the taste of Mini Idlies that are served in Ram Krishna Hotel of Bangalore. Its so yammy because of its taste mixed with the taste of Ghee and the small sized Idlies are the attraction for the persons with no age limits. Any one can like this Idlies. Nice work.

  14. Love mini idlis .. my kids love it too. Dunked in samber .. yummm.


  15. Mini idlis are always a big hit with both adults and kids. The idlis with sambar looks heavenly.

  16. Love those mini idli plates and ofcourse the idlis..

  17. Mini Idli's are delicious... I had them in sarvana Bhavan in chennai.. Yummy