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Mini Masala Idli Recipe

Mini Masala Idli

Mini Masala Idli is a cute looking, healthy and delicious breakfast, tiffin box, and party recipe too.

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Detailed Mini Masala Idli Recipe is below

Prep time + Wait time

15 min + 12 hr

Cook time

15 min

Total time

30 min





Course: Main Course, Appetizer

Skill Level: Easy

Cuisine: Indian

Makes: 30

Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients for Mini Masala Idli recipe

To make the Mini Masala Idli

For the Idli Batter

  • 2 cups idli rava
  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon methi/fenugreek seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon milagai podi (chutney or gunpowder)

To Garnish

  • Coriander leaves, (as required) finely chopped

Preparation of Mini Masala Idli recipe

To cook Mini Masala Idli

  • Soak urad dal for at least 2 hours.

Mini Masala Idli

  • Add methi seeds in it.
  • In another bowl soak idli rava for the same time.
  • Add just enough water for the rava to be submerged.
  • Grind them both together along with salt and little water.

Mini Masala Idli

  • Cover the pan and leave the batter to ferment overnight in a warm place. The batter would have risen and will be of pouring consistency resembling a pancake batter.
  • Now take the mini idli molds, spray cooking oil over it and using a spoon pour the batter into all the molds. Steam in Idli cooker for 8 minutes.

Mini Masala Idli

Mini Masala Idli

  • Once its done, wait for the steam to escape.
  • Open the cooker and scoop out the mini idlis out of the molds. The idlis would have puffed up.

Mini Masala Idli

  • Keep them aside. In a pan heat sesame oil. Temper mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • Add and fry the curry leaves next for a minute. Next, add Milagai Podi and fry for a minute.

Mini Masala Idli

  • Add the mini idlis and salt. mix it all well.

Mini Masala Idli

  • Ensure that all the idlis are well coated. Sprinkle coriander leaves to garnish. Serve hot.

Recipe notes


  • Idlis can be made from a variety of flours. If you don’t want to use sooji then replace it with rice flour or soaked and ground rice.

“Enjoy your Path to Mom. Relish every moment!”

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