Soft spongy rice idli recipe that you can make quickly and Instantly. This recipe does not require any fermentation. You can make it with brown rice or white rice, in microwave or in idli steamer. These popular steamed rice cakes are a healthy way to start your day.
A fail-proof Instant Rice Idli recipe that comes together super quick. Soft and spongy steamed idli recipe that is heart-healthy and full of fibre and proteins is New recipe in LG Healthy heart Microwave Recipes series. This popular South Indian breakfast is a perfect and healthy way to start your day.
It is gluten-free, vegan, low GI, high fibre and has a good amount of protein. That makes it a great breakfast recipe for diabetics as well.
A fail-proof Instant Rice Idli recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes and requires no fermentation at all. These soft, and spongy steamed rice cakes are a perfect and healthy way to start your day! Gluten-free & Vegan too!
This idli recipe is a little different from the usual recipe as I have used brown rice and split moong dal. Regular idli is made using white rice and white urad dal. But brown rice idli tastes slightly different but delicious nevertheless. Also in this post, I have shown how to make Idli in the microwave. You can make it in idli steamer. The method of steaming idli in idli steamer is here in this another variety of Instant Idli.
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How to Make Idli in Microwave
I have made these brown rice idles using the microwave oven from the LG microwave. The heart-healthy Auto-cook menu makes it super easy to cook soft and fluffy idlis in the microwave at the mere touch of a button.
Making Idlis in the microwave is faster, more convenient and it is lesser clean up after you are done making these soft and spongy idles.
It takes 9 minutes for idli to cook in the microwave oven.
You need to use microwave idli maker to use in the microwave. The idli maker contains 2 plates of idli moulds and in each plate, you can make 4 pcs of idli. So that means a total of 8 pc idli in one batch when you cook them in the microwave.
First of all start by washing and soaking rice, dal and fenugreek seeds for 6 hours. [photo1,2]
Next is making Instant Rice idli batter. For that, I grind rice and dal separately and then allowing them to ferment. [photo3,4]
You can make instant rice idli using Eno which can be made instantly. Or you can ferment batter naturally. This way you can make brown rice idli batter without Eno.
In ground rice and dal mixture, add veggies, eno, curry leaves and mix. Keep it aside for 2 minutes. [photo1,2,3,4,5]
Final Step is steaming idlis. I steam them in the microwave which is quick and super convenient.
For that, in the bottom trey of the idli mould add water. Grease a microwave idli mould with a drop of oil. [photo 4,5]
Pour ladleful batter in the idli mould. Place the idli plates on the tray. [photo 1,2,3]
Cover that with lid and place this in Microwave and cook for 6 minutes.
Select menu number 6 from the heart-healthy menu in LG microwave. Press start and after the beep, your brown rice moong dal idli in the microwave is ready to serve.
This is a tried and tested Fool proof recipe for making batter from scratch. The result is always soft idli or dosa which is another delicious South Indian, Tamilnadu delicacy.
For more clarity on texture and exact recipe looks at various stages of making this soft spongy idli recipe in microwave I strongly recommend watching video below.
Recipe Tips and Notes
You can make Idli batter in advance, but add Eno or fruit salt only when you are ready to steam them.
If you want to make rice idli without Eno, do not add onion and carrot in the batter. Just allow this batter to ferment naturally. That will take 6-18 hours depending upon weather conditions. After batter ferments, you can add vegetables of your choice or use the idli batter as it is.
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Rice and moong Dal Idli
- Microwave Idli steamer
- 1 cup Brown Rice
- ½ cup Green moong dal split
- 1 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
- 1 cup Carrots grated
- ¼ cup onion chopped
- Salt as per taste
- 1 teaspoon ENO
- In a bowl wash and soak brown rice with fenugreek seeds(dry methi dana) for 6 hours or overnight
- In a separate bowl wash and soak split green moong dal (moong dal chilka) for 6 hours or overnight
- Drain both and grind separately blend in a mixer grinder jar, you can use a little bit amount of water while grinding the batter.
- Mix the batters and add onions, carrots and salt as per taste. Stir and mix everything well.
- Just before steaming add eno and keep it for 2 minutes.
- In the meantime grease a microwave idli mould. Pour ladleful batter in idli mould. And in the bottom trey of the idli mould add water and place the idli plates on the trey.
- Cover that with lid and place this in Microwave.
- Select menu number 6 from the heart-healthy menu in LG microwave. Press start and after the beep, your brown rice moong dal idli in the microwave is ready to serve.