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May 10, 2014

15 Idli Varieties - Different Types Of Idli Recipes

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Idli varieties

Here is a collection of 15 Idli varieties / different types of idli recipes from my website. I am a big big fan of idli recipes. Before marriage as well as after marriage, my taste towards food has changed drastically but idli is the only dish that makes my breakfast time happy because idli is easily digestible, ideal for travel, steam cooked, oil free, very light and moreover very tasty when had with chutney & sambar. I bet no south indian breakfast recipe(especially in Tamil nadu) can beat this simple idli recipe, agreed?. So I keep searching & trying varieties of idli recipes. Be it oats or any millets, I can have it in idli form more than porridge or upma. In this collection, you can find 4 types of idli, dosa batter recipes which gives you soft idli &crispy dosa. Among these 4, 2 recipes are idli, dosa batter using grinder, one using mixie & one is with idli rava. Other recipes are Rava idli, Kanchipuram idli, Kushboo idli, Oats idli, Barely idli, brown rice idli, Ragi idli, Kerala Red rice idli, Karnataka special Thatte idli, Millet idli etc. I have plans to post more idli recipes in future. I will keep updating this page whenever I post here. Do try these idli varieties for breakfast or dinner and enjoy the variations. Even bachelors can try these as most of these batter can be ground using mixie. Soon I’ll share a collection of  dosa recipes & left over idli recipes.

Idli varieties

Idli recipes collection 15 varieties of idli recipes for breakfast/Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 2-4hours ( exclude fermentation)
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 3h20m


  • Idli rice/Salem rice
  • Instant oats
  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Raw rice(sona masoori)
  • Urad dal
  • Methi seeds
  • Poha
  • Salt
  • Water - to grind
If u are in Abroad/Cold countries and looking for Idli batter fermentation tips,Check out this post

Varieties of soft idli recipes for breakfast/Dinner
Varagu/Kodo millet idli  Red rice idli Thatte idli
Varagu/Kodo millet idli/dosa      Red Rice Idli,dosa                         Karnataka thatte Idli

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  1. No exaggaration.Iam speechless.Excellent.Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  2. Superb, best in your blog :)

  3. fantastic idli recipes ...colorful dhamaka ...

  4. Awesome collection!! love the variations ..

  5. nice collection Chitra.. Would love to try it out..

  6. nice collection Chitra. Would love to try out some of these. .

  7. For a moment after seeing ur clicks, I thought it was from Murugan Idli, awesome awesome. Would love to enjoy all the varieties. Bookmarked

  8. Nice collection of idli recipes dear..

  9. Agree with Ms. Chitchat..really the pictures look like from Murugan Idli...bookmarking the page

  10. Wow all varieties of idli are just yummy.
    south indian restaurants in mumbai also serves the best


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