idli recipe with cooked rice
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cooked rice idli recipe

idli with cooked rice - the steamed rice makes these idlis ultra soft, fluffy and very light.
Prep Time9 hrs
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time9 hrs 12 mins
Course: breakfasts, snacks
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 15 to 18 idli
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1 cup cooked or steamed rice
  • 1 cup idli rava (cream of rice)
  • ½ cup urad dal (split husked black gram)
  • 8 to 10 tablespoon strained urad dal water for grinding
  • rock salt as required
  • oil for greasing the idli moulds


making idli batter

  • soak the urad dal atleast for 3-4 hours or more.
  • soak the idli rava for 2 hours.
  • drain the urad dal and reserve some of its strained water. we will use this water to grind the idli batter.
  • drain the idli rava very well.
  • add the drained idli rava, urad dal and cooked rice in your wet grinder or the grinder jar.
  • first add 2-3 tbsp water and begin to grind.
  • stop grinding, and then add the remaining 6-7 tbsp during intervals.
  • the batter should be fluffy, smooth and ground well.
  • pour the entire batter in a deep pan or bowl. stir in salt.
  • cover with a lid and let the idli batter ferment overnight or for 8-9 hours.

making cooked rice idli

  • the next day before making the idlis, add 2 to 3 cups water in a steamer or electric cooker or pressure cooker.
  • switch on the steamer or electric cooker or place the pressure cooker on the fire and let the water come to a boil.
  • grease the idli moulds with oil. pour the batter in the idli moulds.
  • place the idli pan in the steamer, electric cooker or pressure cooker.
  • cover with their respective lids.
  • if using pressure cooker, remove the vent weight (whistle) from the lid.
  • steam for 10-12 minutes or more till a tooth pic inserted in the idlis comes out clean.
  • serve the cooked rice idlis steaming hot or warm with some coconut chutney or sambar or both.