Broken wheat idli / dosa recipe

Main Dish
8 servings
3 hours
15 min
Idli is a popular and traditional South Indian food that is suitable for all ages.

Usually, Idli is made of rice and urad dhal. As wheat has less caloric value, high fiber content and low glycemic index than rice, I am prompted to work on this healthy preparation!

The outcome was so good that the Idli's were very soft and tasty.


Number of serving: 8
Broken Wheat – 3 cup

Rice – 1 cup

Urad dhal – 1 cup

Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp

Salt – to taste


  • Directions:

    Wash, soak the rice and broken wheat in water for nearly 3 to 4 hours.

    Soak urad dhal and fenugreek seeds in water separately for an hour.
  • Grind the urad dhal and fenugreek using enough water till it is light and fluffy (remember to wash the grinder before use). Transfer it into a separate bowl and then add soaked rice and wheat in the grinder along with the water.

    Allow to grind into a smooth paste (add water as necessary while grinding).
  • Now, add this to the urad dhal mixture which is in the bowl; then add salt and mix thoroughly.

    Allow to ferment for nearly 8 to 10 hours or overnight. The batter should not be too thick or thin.

    Grease your idli mould with little oil and pour a ladle full of batter and steam for about 10 to 12 minutes. Your soft and healthy idli is ready to eat.

    For Dosa:

    You can use the same batter for preparing dosa. Just add a little water for the batter to be in a pouring consistency.

    Heat the dosa pan; pour a ladle full of batter and spread it in circular motion from inside.

    Drizzle some oil over the dosa, close with the lid and allow it cook.

    Remove dosa from the pan and serve hot with any spicy chutney or sambar.


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