Sooji Idli / Suji Idli

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Feeling like having idlis for breakfast, but have not prepared and fermented the batter? Not to worry! Try this Sooji Idli, which is sure to please you with its soft and fluffy texture and interesting flavour. The addition of curds gives the idlis a slight sourness akin to traditional fermented batter, while coriander and the tempering boost its taste further. Not only is this recipe quick and tasty, it also looks very attractive as the tempering, which is mixed and steamed with the batter settles all over the idlis making them look very nice and appetizing.

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Sooji Idli / Suji Idli recipe - How to make Sooji Idli / Suji Idli

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 12 idlis
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For The Batter
1 cup semolina (rava)
1/4 cup curds (dahi)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
3/4 tsp fruit salt

Other Ingredients
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju) , broken into pieces
4 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)

For Serving
coconut chutney
For the batter

  1. Combine all ingredients together, except the fruit salt, with 1 cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal , cashewnuts, curry leaves, green chilies and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add this tempering to the prepared semolina batter and mix well.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and mix gently.
  4. Pour 2 tbsp of the batter into each greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly, demould and serve immediately with sambhar and coconut chutney.

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Sooji Idli / Suji Idli
 on 28 Apr 16 07:24 PM

Awesome receipe. Quick and easy to follow. Taste great. My first time making idli. Thanks for sharing.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vicky, We are delighted you loved the Sooji Idli recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
29 Apr 16 02:54 PM
Sooji Idli / Suji Idli
 on 28 Dec 15 05:28 AM

Thank u for the lively and perfect recipe.....
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Tarla Dalal    Zabida. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
28 Dec 15 09:45 AM
Suji Idli ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
 on 12 Jan 15 01:53 PM

This idli is wonderful. Like the Rava dosas and the dhoklas, this one is also a great recipe.. The cashewnuts give a nice crunch to the soft and fluffy idlis. Along with the taste, the apperance is also so attractive. The tempering added to the idlis gives it an amazing look when cooked.
Suji Idli ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
 on 28 Jun 12 07:28 PM

Excellent , Thank you very much
Suji Idli ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
 on 08 Jun 12 09:21 AM

Excellent , Thank you very much
Suji Idli ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
 on 06 Jun 12 11:26 AM

Very good