BM #84 Week 2 Day 3 -

In this series of steamed meals, today's idlis were a surprise. They were instantly liked at home. These idlis are rice free as well, if we can excuse the use of Beaten rice/Poha. 

The batter fermented very well and the idlis were soft and fluffy.

Recipe Source a friend
Ingredients - 

Cracked Wheat 1 cup
Urad Dal 1/2 cup
Poha 1/4 cup
Fenugreek Seeds 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak cracked wheat, urad dal, fenugreek seeds and poha for 4-5 hours.

Drain and grind into a fine batter.

Add salt and set aside in a warm place for fermentation.

After a few hours when the batter has risen, mix well and pour the batter into the idli moulds and steam for 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and serve with chutney of your choice.


Preparation Time 12 hours + 20 min
Makes 30 idlis approx
Posted by Harini R on Friday, January 12, 2018


  1. Cracked wheat idli look soft and fluffy.

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. Wow, those idlis looks simply awesome, very fluffy idlies.

  4. Kalyani Says:
  5. am definitely making this on our next Idli rotation ! yummy n healthy too. Does the Poha also need to be soaked for that long, Harini ?

  6. Nisha Says:
  7. Idlis have come out so well. :) I have tried these once and even here it became an instant hit. Nice recipe Harini.

  8. ramya Says:
  9. Luved this recipe..tried making both idli and dosa.Dosa came out nice and crispy too.Thankyou Harini:)

  10. Pavani Says:
  11. Your cracked wheat idlis look soft and fluffy Harini. Yummy recipe.

  12. I love cracked wheat and this is a great recipe to use it. I have never thought of making idlis with cracked wheat. I use it to make rava idli, but not the fermented version. Bookmarking this to try soon.

  13. Jayashree Says:
  14. I make these every once in a while as we love the texture. Yours looks really good.

  15. Padmajha Says:
  16. The idlis look so soft. This too will be going into my bookmarks. Good one Harini.

  17. what a healthy and wholesome breakfast

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