Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cracked wheat Idli

I am constantly looking for healthy breakfast items... even though we eat them at dinner... its better to have lit meal before sleep. Crack wheat is the most used grain in my house.. When i found this recipe featured in Madhuram's eggless cooking, I was instantly attracted to the recipe... The recipe was originally posted by Cham of Spice club.

Cham ur recipe is Tried, Tasted and Certified: Excellent.


Wheat rawa: 1 cup ( I powdered Cracked wheat)
Sour Yogurt:1 cup
Water: 1/2 cup
Salt: according your taste
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Cilantro & curry leaves: 1 tbsp chopped
Grated Carrot : 1 cup (I added it to make more healthy :D)


Channa dhal: 1 tsp
Urad dhal: 1tsp
Mustard seed: 1 tsp
Cashew: 1 tbsp Broken (optional)
Grated coconut (optional): 1 tbsp
Oil: 1 tsp
Onion: 1 /4 minced finely
green chillies: 3 Finely chopped
grated ginger: 1 tsp ( Maduram suggested it in her post)


Heat oil and season with all the ingredients and fry the onion for 2 min! add to the dry ingredient (Baking soda,wheat, salt) mixture, pour the yogurt, water , Chopped green chilies , grated Carrot and mix into idli batter consistency (little thick).
Grease idlis mold, fill the idli mold and steam for 10 min. When you insert a toothpick, it should come up clean.


It is good to make the batter immediately before making idli. If u keep it for 1 hr, all the water will be absorbed by rava and it will be hard to make idlis.

This recipe is on its way to Show me your Breakfast hosted by Divya vikram of Dilse.


Akal's Saappadu

Rawa idli has come out good, I prefer tiffins for dinner too, that would be perfect with a chutney :)


Lovely Idlis Ashwini. Healthy and tasty!


Healthy and yummy!


looks great...healthy


Good healthy breakfast recipe.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

I also make this Idli. But yours just look lovely and colorful.


nice recipe..will try it sometime..


Wow..fluffy and colorful idlis Aswini....looks delicious :)


Ashwini the idlis looks so great.. i love the addition of carrots !


Those look yummy and healthy Ash..

Hari Chandana

lovely breakfast.. thanx for the recipe :)


wow those idlis r just gorgeous!!!!


Looks yummy and colorful. Healthy one.


Wow thats looking soft and healthy dear.. loved the color too


I loved this idea Ashwini!!
I too like to use cracked wheat!!
And idli is a great and healthy variety of cracked wheat!!


nice tasty idli


Ashwini,saw your query in my blog. Try changing the browser. When I opened with Google Chrome(my default browser) I saw the error with pages going blank! When I opened with Firefox I was able to view the pages. So could be a browser problem!

Divya Vikram

That makes a great breakfast! Thanks for sending it to "Show Me your breakfast"Event!


Thank u all for ur wonderful comment!!!!

rekhas kitchen

Perfect texture nice and healthy idli looks so yum.


your idlis look so awesome. I have tried cracked wheat idlis many times but failed every time :-(
They never held shape and did not fluff. madhuram's recipe asks to leave the batter for sometime while you suggest to make it immediately ?
also how many idlis does this yield ?

you have a very nice food blog..I am going to add it to the blogs I visit.


Hi deepa

Dont Add too much of water... Mine suckup all the water if i leave it for 10 mts and will be thick. Thats why suggested to use it immediately after mixing. mine doesnt puff like idli but holds the shape but one side will be flat and other side will be round....

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