Cooked Rice Idli

Cooked Rice Idli

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These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal.

It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is sure to yield appetizingly white, bouncy soft idlis.

However, since it makes use of cooked rice, it is not advisable to keep the fermented batter for more than a day or two.

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Cooked Rice Idli recipe - How to make Cooked Rice Idli

Soaking Time:  2 hours.   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  12 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 25 idlis
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  1. Combine the urad dal, fenugreek seeds and enough water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 2 hours. Wash and drain well.
  2. Add the cooked rice and blend in a mixer to a smooth mixture using approx. 1½ cups of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the rice semolina and salt and mix very well. Cover it with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 10 to 12 hours.
  4. After fermentation, mix the batter well once again and pour spoonfuls of batter into each of the greased idli moulds.
  5. Steam in an idli steamer for 10 minutes or till they are cooked.
  6. Repeat with the remaining batter to make more idlis.
  7. Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
  8. Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney and tomato chutney.


Coconut Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 
Coriander Onion Chutney 
Mysore Chutney, South Indian Mysore Chutney 
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy42 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates8.3 g
Fiber0.6 g
Fat0.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3 mg

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Cooked Rice Idli
 on 02 Aug 19 09:08 PM

idli semolina is "idli rawa" ..... available in grocery stores easily
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Tarla Dalal    Yes. Also you can click on the blue link to read the entire ingredient details.
03 Aug 19 09:52 AM
Cooked Rice Idli
 on 24 Mar 18 08:26 AM

What is rice semolina? Any other substitute for it?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, It is idli rava, it is readily available...
26 Mar 18 08:56 AM
Cooked Rice Idli
 on 17 Feb 18 11:38 PM

it really turned out soft n tasty, perfect for breakfast
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
20 Feb 18 09:01 AM
Cooked Rice Idli
 on 04 May 17 02:20 PM

I can not understand rice semolina.. mean I have to use rice & semolina?? please tell me..
Cooked Rice Idli
 on 14 Apr 16 10:02 AM

Amazingly soft idlis! A big hit. Thanks for this innovative recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Padmini, we did lots of trials to get this soft idli recipe perfect. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
14 Apr 16 10:40 AM
Cooked Rice Idli
 on 31 Jan 13 09:40 AM

Nice soft idli. Delicious.
Cooked Rice Idli
 on 24 Nov 10 10:48 AM

Good recipe! Tried this one, got fabulous output.