poha idli

Healthy, Yummy, and fluffy Poha idli/Aval idli for a healthy breakfast

Poha idli is an easy south Indian breakfast recipe. It is an ideal alternative for basic idli which is made with rice, urad dal, and 8 hours of fermentation. We can make this poha idli without fermentation. We can make this recipe within an hour.

You can also try different variations of idli like HEALTHY VEG OATS IDLI, HYDERABADI SPOT IDLIS

Ingredients for poha idli/ aval idli:

  • Poha – 1 cup
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Rava – 1 cup
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cashew – 6-8
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4-5
  • ENO – 1 sachet


Firstly, take a grinder, put poha in it, grind it well and whisk the curd until it turns smooth.

Now, take a bowl, put poha, and curd in it, and mix well.

After that, we will add rava (semolina), salt, and water to it and prepare a thick batter. Keep the batter at rest for 20 – 25 minutes until the water gets absorbed. Then, we will add some water to it and mix it well.

Then we will prepare tempering (tadka). For this, we will heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, cashew, and urad dal and roast for 1-2 minutes. Then we will add this tempering to our prepared idli batter. It will make our idli so much tasty.

Now, we will add ENO and mix well quickly.

Then, grease the idli maker and heat water in a vessel for steaming the idli.

Pour the batter into the idli maker and place it in boiling water. Don’t keep the idli maker when the water is not very hot otherwise, idli will not get cooked properly.

Now, cover the vessel with a lid and wait for 10 minutes.

Your yummy, fluffy, and healthy idlis are ready. Enjoy them with coconut chutney, mint coriander chutney, or with your favorite chutney.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

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