Super Soft Idlis with Flax Seeds / Steamed Rice cakes with Flax seeds

I made these like couple of weeks ago...wanted to send it to an event but never got around to posting it on time.

So here I am today with this healthy idlis post :)

Idlis and dosas are a common part of our regular diet. My kids love them and I make them regularly as breakfast.

Idlis, tho are healthy as it is since they are steamed....making them more healthy is making the most of it.

I have seen many people around the blogosphere using flax seeds or flax seed meal and decided to give it a try. Whats better than increasing the fiber intake in our regular diet!

Flax seeds are full of fiber. They donot have any special kind of taste, so the kids cannot really notice anything different. When added to the idlis, they do come out brown in color. My kids didnot mind having there super soft brown flax seed idlis.

But always remember to have lots of water with the intake of increased fiber products to avoid related troubles ;)


1 cup urad daal, minapa pappu

2 cups idli ravva

2 1/2 tbsp whole flax seeds

salt to taste


Wash urad daal and soak in enough water along with flax seeds.

Wash and soak idli ravva.

Soak these over night or atleast 6-8 hours.

Grind into smooth paste and keep for fermentation overnight.

You can add salt before or after fermentation.

Grease a idli mould plate with oil lightly and pour in batter.

Steam without whistle in a pressure cooker or in a idli cooker for about 10-15 min.

Remove and Serve hot with chutney of choice. Enjoy!!!

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