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Instant Poha Idli Recipe / Instant Aval Idli Recipe


Usually idlies consumes time due to fermentation, but there are few varieties of instant Idlies, that can be prepared without fermentation. I have already shared Instant Rava Idli / Instant Semolina Idly which is very easy and quick to prepare, but in this Instant poha idli / Aval Idli, we don’t need to ferment but here comes the 2 hrs of soaking time. I came across this recipe, through one of my foodie friend – Meenakshi Ramesh, much thanks to her, we all liked the idli to the core.

Instant Poha Idli / Instant Aval Idli is a common breakfast among all south Indian families which is served with chutney, sambar and podi. This idli can be consumed for dinner also, a best for babies below 12 months and above 7 months.

Instant Poha Idli / Instant Avali idli is easy and simple to prepare, also it is very soft, fluffy and spongy and so this can be served for anyone from a 7 months old baby till an elder person. I have paired this idli with Kara Chutney / spicy Chutney and Idli milgai podi. Let me share the recipe …

Making of Instant Poha Idli / Instant Aval Idli –

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  • Poha / Aval / Flattened Rice – 1 cup
  • Idly Rava / Rice Rava / Rice in the form of semolina – 1 ½ cups
  • Sour curd / Yogurt – ¾ cup
  • Eno / Cooking soda / Soda uppu – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the idly rava for 4 hours, I have soaked for just 2 hrs.
  • Wash the aval/poha and soak it for 2 hrs.
  • Drain the water from the idly rava and aval/poha, mash the soaked poha with the backside of your spoon.
  • Mix both the idly rava and aval/poha, pour in the sour curd followed by eno/cooking soda and salt.
  • Mix it well, let it rest until you ready the idli steamer.
  • Pour water in the idli steamer, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Scoop the batter to the idli mould, place it in the steamer, cover and cook until the idli is steamed. (insert a spoon in the center of the idli, if the spoon comes out clean the idli is perfectly steamed).
  • Remove it from the idli mould and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any chutney. I have serve it with Spicy chutney / Kara Chutney.

National Breakfast Week – 2016


Got to know that it’s National Breakfast week from Jan 24th to Jan 30th through itspotluck.com. Being a tamilian, what would I have for breakfast – Idly, dosa, Pongal…. My hubby loves the combination of Venn Pongal (spicy Pongal), Vada (fritters), Sambhar, Chutney  and Filter Coffee  for breakfast. So prepared all these for today’s breakfast.

Thanks a lot to itspotluck about your mention to participate for this National Breakfast Week, and I love to dedicate this yummy, healthy and Tamilian breakfast for this National Breakfast Week.

National Breakfast Week - 2016

National Breakfast Week – 2016

Do check out this link for Venn Pongal recipe: https://madraasi.com/2014/07/08/venn-pongal/

Do check out this link for Tiffin Sambhar recipe: https://madraasi.com/2014/05/20/tiffin-sambharinstant-sambhargreengram-dal-sambhar/

Do check out this link for Coconut Chutney recipe: https://madraasi.com/recipes/chutneys-dips/

Do check out this link for Vada (Fritters) recipe: https://madraasi.com/2015/09/28/ulunda-vadai-fritters/

Do check out this link for Filter Coffee Recipe: https://madraasi.com/2015/09/22/filter-coffee/