Healthy , low calorie,healthy iddli . Fermenting

time is just 20- 30 minutes.No need to use fruit


I tried using a pinch of baking powder in a

tsp of vinegar ,after soaking to create the

fizz ,and it worked.

Grind the poha (rice flakes /Aval in Tamil)

coarsely, without adding it whole.

Now to the recipe


1 cup coarsely ground poha ( rice flakes/AVAL)

1/2 cup semolina ( rawa)

1 cup curd

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp.pepper corns coarsely ground

1/2 tsp cummin seeds

Few coriander leaves chopped

A small piece ginger chopped

1 green chilli chopped


Mix all the ingredients together ,cover and set

aside for 20-30 minutes.

After 30 minutes , add a little water to get the

consistency of iddli batter.

Pour into iddli moulds and steam for 10


Serve hot with chutneys of your choice.

The same can be mixed and kept overnight for

the next morning breakfast.

So , do try and post in your comments and




This recipe will be loved by those who  watch their calories,and  those who love healthy

food.It’s protein packed ,no rice as in the normal iddli,and the texture is like the rawa

iddli.It is best suited for breakfast,but could be served at any meal.Now for the recipe..


2 cups whole green gram (pre-soaked and ground to a coarse paste)

4 tblsp of  roasted rawa(sooji)

4 tblsp.curd

1 tblsp.red chilli or green chilli paste.

1 tblsp.lime juice

1/2 tsp.soda bicarb

salt to taste.


Mix all these to a thick batter as for iddli.Pour into iddli moulds and steam for 10 minutes

or till done(skewer inserted should come out clean).

You could temper and add to the batter if you like before steaming.Serve with any chutney

of your choice.

For tempering.

1 tblsp ghee or oil

1/2 tsp.mustard seeds.

few curry leaves

2 dry  chillies

few cashewnuts(optional)

a pinch of asafoetida(optional)

Heat oil ,add mustard seeds ,and rest of the ingredients.Pour over the batter.Mix well and