Masala Idli

Idli is one of the most common breakfast in our home, but eating the same plain Idli  every time is quite boring(for me!!). Inspired from Masala Dosai, in which masala is stuffed in dosai, tried stuffing mixed veg masala into idli. This is a simple dish yet tastes delicious.

Masala Idli – Stuffed Rice Cake:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 4

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Idli / Dosa batter – 1 cup + 1/2 cup

Mixed Vegetable Dry – 1/2 cup

Oil as needed to grease


  • Grease the idli plates with oil and switch on the steamer with enough water. I used my cooker and steamed without whistle(weight)
  • Pour 1 tbsp of idli batter into each impression (mould) and place the flattened mixed vegetable stuffing and pour 2 tbsp idli batter to cover the filling.Stack up all the idli plates and steam for 12-15 mins.Rest it for another 5 mins

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  • Dip a clean wide spoon in water and remove the idlis from the plate.Keep dipping the spoon in water in between to help in taking out the idli easily
  • Keep them in hot box or serve directly on to a plate.Always serve these idlis hot


Check my other recipes using Idli/Dosa Batter,

Idli Fry

Idli Upma

Kaima Idli

Masala Paniyaram

Vegetable Waffle Dosai



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26 thoughts on “Masala Idli

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  2. cpriya78 September 3, 2014 at 7:30 AM Reply

    Lovely idea!

  3. MiMi Smith (Magical Mystical MiMi) September 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM Reply

    I’ve never heard of this before either.. I think for breakfast tho I’d have to slip in a piece of sausage or two. 😉

  4. lisa leblanc July 14, 2014 at 2:42 PM Reply

    I have never heard of this recipe however it looks good.

  5. salmadinani July 14, 2014 at 1:20 PM Reply

    That looks delicious and it doesn’t seem too complicated to make!

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  11. foodienfitness May 28, 2014 at 2:37 PM Reply

    very innovative.. nice idea..

  12. Aruna Panangipally May 26, 2014 at 8:01 PM Reply

    One of my favourite breakfasts….

  13. Ngan R. May 26, 2014 at 7:10 PM Reply

    These look so good!

  14. apuginthekitchen May 25, 2014 at 7:00 AM Reply

    Love Idli, it’s wonderful but never made it myself. Would love to try.

  15. kurinji May 25, 2014 at 5:09 AM Reply

    Nice idea ….

  16. swati May 25, 2014 at 4:53 AM Reply

    Thats nice idea, will try soon, Thanks for sharing 🙂 looks yummy!!!

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