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Poha Idli - steamed beaten rice cakes

Idlis are versatile offerings which are steamed and don’t need ‘babysitting’ in the kitchen. Make the batter, pour them in idli moulds and they do their job :-)  Poha idlis are steamed beaten rice flakes cakes. Super healthy and delicious.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 25 Idlis


  • Idli moulds to steam


  • 2 cups Red Poha Beaten Rice flakes
  • 2 cups Broken Rice
  • 2 cups Yogurt sour
  • Grated ginger root
  • Cilantro chopped coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Grated turmeric root optional


  • Soak the poha and broken rice in yogurt and let sit for 15-30 minutes 
  • Add salt and mix well and check if the poha has softened
  • Add water if needed and make it into a idli batter consistent, it should be thick enough to pour into moulds 
  • Add any of the seasoning ingredients listed as per liking
  • Grease idli moulds, pour a scoop of batter, steam for 25-30 minutes 
  • Check idli by a fork test, stick in the middle and fork should come out clean
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before removing from moulds 
  • Serve hot with sambar and chutney !