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brown rice idli in microwave

Rice and moong Dal Idli

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 idli steamer. These popular steamed rice cakes are a healthy way to start your day.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: indian cuisine
Keyword: brown rice recipes, healthy breakfast, idli, microwave recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 6 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 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.



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

If you are using any other microwave,

After placing batter in the microwave safe  idli steamer Set timer for 5 minutes on medium power.
After the beep take it out and serve hot.
(Cooking time in final step may vary as per exact medium power of your microwave, adjust for particular main ingredients used as per your microwave manual)


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3606IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg