Moddhu Idly | Instant Idly


  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Toor dhal – ¼ cup
  • Urad dhal – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida- 1 tsp
  • Dosa batter – 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Yoghurt – 1 tbsp
  • Salt


  1. Grind rice, toor and urad dhal to an almost fine powder.
  2. Add boiling hot water over this rice and lentil mixture.
  3. Also add cumin seeds, black pepper, salt and asafoetida to this mixture. Mix well.
  4. Ensure the lentil rice mixture thickens with the hot water added.
  5. Leave this outside to ferment for over 12 hours.
  6. To the thickened mixture, add dosai batter, sesame oil, ghee and yoghurt and set aside for an hour.
  7. Pour the batter on idly moulds and steam cook till done.
  8. Serve hot with milagaai podi and or our Andhra paruppu podi

Here is the recipe video.

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