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instant poha idli
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poha idli recipe | instant poha idli recipe | aval idli recipe

easy poha idli recipe | instant poha idli recipe | aval idli recipe
Course Main
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 idlis


  • 1 cup beaten rice / poha / avalakki thin / thick variety
  • cup rice rawa / idli rava
  • 2 cup sour curd / buttermilk
  • pinch of baking soda / eno fruit salt
  • water as required
  • salt to taste
  • oil to grease idli moulds


  • soak 1 cup of poha in curd for 10 - 15 mins or till they turn soft. (rinse the poha with water if it is not clean)
  • now mash them nicely using back of your spoon.
  • now add 1.5 cup of rice rava, 1 cup curd and water as required.
  • mix and allow to rest for 10 - 15 mins. rice rava (idli rava) has to absorb all the water.
  • add water to get idli bater consistency.
  • finally add some salt to taste. just before steaming add a pinch of baking soda and mix well till it turns frothy.
  • brush the plates with oil and pour the batter immediately into the idli plate. do not rest the batter.
  • as other idlis you have to steam it for 8-10 mins on medium flame. allow it to rest for 5 mins then unmould.
  • serve hot with any chutney of your choice.