How to Make Idli Without Idli Cooker


Idli is a type of savory rice cake, originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular as breakfast foods in southern India and among Tamils in Sri Lanka. The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body. Idli has several variations, including Rava idli, which is made from semolina. Regional variants include sanna of Konkan.


  • Semolina
  • Curd
  • Coriander leaves
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Water