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instant soft stuffed idl
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instant soft stuffed idli recipe | instant stuffed masala idli recipe

easy and instant soft stuffed idli recipe | instant stuffed masala idli recipe
Course idli
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 -12


for idli batter or you can use normal idli batter or poha idli batter

  • 1 cup roasted rava/semolina/bombay rava
  • 1 cup curd or yoghurt
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp baking soda optional
  • water as required

for potato stuffing

  • 3 medium potatoes - boiled
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • few coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • pinch of hing


potato stuffing steps:

  • boil the potatoes and keep it aside.
  • heat oil in a pan, crackle mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves and hing.
  • now add ginger garlic paste or chopped ginger - garlic and mix well.
  • add chopped chillies and chopped onions and fry until they turn pinkish in color.
  • once the onions have changed the color, add turmeric and mix it properly.
  • add chopped coriander leaves to it and mix properly. the masala will be hot so aloow them to cool little.
  • make small balls out of the mixture and flatten them as a patties and keep aside.

instant idli batter steps:

  • in a large bowl, add 1 cup of roasted rava. using rava without roasting makes your idli slightly sticky.
  • to that add 1 cup of curd or yoghurt. it is best to use slightly sour curd. however it is not compulsory.
  • add ¼ cup of water and mix it well.
  • bring the batter to idli batter consistency by adding water if required
  • keep the batter to soak for 30 minutes.
  • after 30 minutes add ½ tsp of baking soda and give a stir. you can now see the batter turning slightly frothy. do not mix more.
  • grease the idli plates and switch on the steamer with enough water.
  • pour 1 tbsp of idli batter into each impression
  • place the flattened potato stuffing
  • gently press the aloo stuffing.
  • pour again 1 tbsp idli batter to cover the filling.
  • stack up all the idli plates and steam for 10-12 mins. rest it for another 3-4 mins.
  • unmould the idli plate and serve hot with chutney.