Sooji Idli

Idli is one of the most prominent south-indian dish, which is high in protein and fiber, along with being rich in many micronutrients too. It is a real quick breakfast recipe that is light on the stomach but keep you satiated for a longer time.

Two benefits from one recipe!

Do try this easy recipe for yourself and your loved ones.

Preparation timeCooking timeTotal TimeServings
15 minutes15 minutes30 minutes13-14

Health Benefits

  1. Keeps you satiated for longer period of time.
  2. Aids in weight loss and management.
  3. Eases digestion.
  4. Good for heart health.
  5. Helps manage blood sugar levels.
  6. Improves immune health.
  7. Promotes stronger bones and teeth.


Rava/Sooji/Semolina1 cup
Curd/Yogurt1 cup
Salt1/2 tsp.
Water1/4 cup
Eno fruit salt/ Baking powder1/4 tsp / Pinch


  1. First, toast 1 cup of rava for 5 minutes or until it becomes fragrant in a big pan.
  2. Afterward, transfer the roasted rava to a mixing bowl and let it cool fully.
  3. Add 1 cup of curd and 1/2 tsp. of salt, then stir thoroughly to avoid lumps.
  4. Keep it for 20 minutes so as the rava or sooji absorbs the water.
  5. To produce the idli batter consistency, add 1/4 cup water or as needed.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp eno fruit salt or a pinch of baking soda right before steaming the idlis, and gently stir.
  7. Immediately pour the batter onto an oiled idli plate.
  8. The batter should be steamed for 15 minutes, or until the idli are fully cooked, on a medium temperature.
  9. Lastly, serve simple rava idli or soft sooji idli with chutney and sambhar.

Nutritional Information

  • Semolina is high in protein and fiber altogether, which makes it a ideal weight loss recipe. Moreover, it is also rich in B vitamins such as thiamine and folate. It is also loaded with the goodness of minerals such as iron and magnesium.
  • Curd is a great source of protein, and is a probiotic too. It is jam-packed with the goodness of micronutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, etc.

Nutritional Calculation

This is the approximate nutritional value of 1 idli that weighs approximately about 40 gm.

58 Kcal1.2 gm12 gm0.4 gm

1 thought on “Sooji Idli

  1. Hi,

    I follow your recipe. I am confused with the above nutritional metrics. Does that say that 1 idli has 58k cal ? It looks too much. Could you please help me to understand ?

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