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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Brown Rice Idli - Soft Brown Rice Idli - Healthy Idli's

Brown Rice Idli is a Healthy Breakfast Recipe made with Brown Rice,idli rice & Urad dal. These are Soft & Spongy idli's,Goes well with any chutney or Sambar. Brown Rice is Packed with fiber,Manganese & Selenium.Selenium  plays a role in the antioxidant process and can destroy cancer cells and even repair DNA. Selenium also regulates the thyroid hormone metabolism and immune system function.Magnesium is Essential for Bone Health.Brown Rice also helps to maintain Healthy body Weight.

Brown Rice Idli

Prep Time :  4 hours(Soaking time)
Cook Time : 20 minutes.
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Recipe Cusine Indian

Brown Rice - 2 cups.
idli Rice - 1 cup.
Urad dal - 3/4 cup.
salt - As Needed.


  • Wash and Soak  Brown Rice + idli Rice together for 4 - 5  hrs or over night. Soak Urad dal and half a tsp of fenugreek seeds together before 1 hr of grinding.Grind Soaked brown Rice & idli Rice with needed water into a smooth Paste.

    • Grind Urad dal till soft and fluffy.

    • Mix together  Ground urad dal and Ground  brown Rice batter with needed salt.Normally i use hands to mix well.
    • Allow it to ferment for 7 to 8 hours or over night, depending upon the climatic conditions, if climate is chill more time is required to ferment.In such cases keep the container inside the oven it will get fermented quickly.
    • Consistency should be like normal idli/dosa batter consistency.

    • Grease the idli plates, Take the ladle full of batter &  Pour  it in  idli moulds, and steam cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Insert a spoon to check, whether idli's are done. if it comes out  clean, idli's are cooked else cook for few more minutes.


    • Consistency of batter be Normal Idli batter Consistency.
    • you can serve with any chutney or sambar of your choice. 
    • you can make Paniyaram with this batter. Heat the paniyaram pan, add 1/4 tsp of oil into each partition & spoon it with batter, if you find holes in a paniyaram, flip it & cook till both sides are cooked.