Brown Rice Idli


  • 1/2 cup whole white unpolished urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup brown poha
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 teas poonrock salt


-Wash and soak the urad dal, fenugreek seeds, rice for 3-4 hours in lots of water. Soak the poha in one cup of water.

  • Drain the water from urad dal and grind the urad dal in the wet grinder adding 1/4 cup of water. Set aside.
  • Do not drain the water from the poha if any. Grind to a smooth paste. Add couple of tablespoon of water only if necessary. Mix it with the urad dal batter.
  • Drain the water from the brown rice and grind the rice in the wet grinder. Add 1/2 – 3/4 cup water while grinding. The lesser, the better. Add to the urad dal batter.
  • Add in the salt. Mix the batter well.
  • Keep the bowl in a warm and draft free place and allow it to ferment for 6-8 hours.
  • Now the batter is ready to turn into idli’s.

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