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November 7, 2017

Bread Idli – Instant Bread Idli Recipe With Curd, Rava

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Bread idli
Bread idli recipe – Instant bread idli recipe with curd and rava/sooji/semolina. I have been eyeing on instant bread idli, bread dosa and bread uttapam recipes for long time. As I make bread recipes very rarely at home, I was waiting for the day to come. Last weekend I bought a pack of bread as I needed bread crumbs to make a snack. I had almost half the packet of leftover bread slices. So I made this easy, instant bread idli with curd and rava for our breakfast today.

I saw Tarla Dalal’s recipe and few more using idli rava/rice rava and boiled potato. But I used our normal upma rava just like my instant poha idli and rava idli as I din’t get idli rava in my place. I did not remove the brown crust of bread as I din’t want it to go waste. So the color of my idli was yellow instead of white. You can remove the corners of bread slices to make white colored idli. Also you can replace white bread with brown bread, whole wheat bread or even multigrain bread in this recipe. 

The consistency of idli batter is very important to get soft, spongy idli. It should be like our rava idli batter. It shouldn’t be too thick or thin but pourable. You can also temper this idli with mustard, chillies, ginger or add vegetables to make it more flavorful and healthy. You can play around with variations. This idli can be prepared instantly without any resting time or fermentation time. 

Basically I am a big fan of idli varieties. When I made this idli with my own combinations, I was very happy with the output and glad I could add this bread idli recipe in my Idli varieties collection. This idli has to be served hot to enjoy its best taste. The best side dish for this idli would be a spicy coconut chutney or tomato chutney Or you can even serve it with easy tomato onion thokku. I am planning to make instant bread dosa and bread uthappam too. I will share them one by one. Ok, now lets see how to make bread idli at home instantly with step by step pictures and video !

Check out my Instant Poha idli, Instant rava idli  and 15 Idli varieties collection too.

Instant bread idli

Instant bread idli recipe

Instant bread idli recipe

Easy, instant bread idli recipe with curd, rava using leftover bread slices.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 12 to 15 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Bread slices - 4 nos ( Milk bread or brown bread)
  • Roasted Semolina / Sooji / Rava - 1 cup
  • Sour Curd - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup ( varies from 3/4 to 1 cup)
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed


  1. Take bread slices and tear into pieces.
  2. Grind to fine powder.Collect in a bowl.
  3. Dry roast rava for 3-4 minutes. Let it cool down.
  4. Mix with powdered bread. Add curd, salt and mix well.
  5. Add water gradually and make thick batter. Add baking soda at the end. Mix well and rest for 5 minutes.
  6. Grease idli plate and pour batter till half of the mould. Steam for 10 minutes. Idli becomes big in size and spongy. Remove after 2 minutes.
  7. Serve hot for best taste with coconut chutney or tomato chutney as side dish.


  • Take bread slices and trim the sides if you wish. I din’t remove the corners of bread. Tear into small pieces and grind to fine powder. I got 1.5 cups of powdered bread. Collect in a bowl.
    Bread idli recipe
  • Dry roast rava for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it cool down completely. Add to the powdered bread.
    Bread idli recipe
  • Add curd, salt and mix well.
    Bread idli recipe
  • Add water gradually and make a thick but pourable idli batter consistency. Please refer video. The quantity of water may vary if you remove the crust of the bread. Water quantity also varies based on the freshness of bread. If you make the batter too thin, idli becomes flat. If the batter is too thick, idli cracks and looks very big.
    Bread idli recipe
  • Add baking soda, mix well and rest the batter for 5 minutes. In the mean time, take an idli plate and grease molds with oil. Mix & Pour the batter till  1/2 or 3/4th of the mould. This idli becomes bigger in size after its cooked. So its better to fill less batter in the mould.
    Bread idli recipe
  • Roll boil water in an idli pot. Place the idli plate and steam it for 10 minutes. Remove the idli after 2 minutes. Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato chutney for best taste !
    Bread idli recipe
    Enjoy !


  • Roasting the rava is an important step. Do not add unroasted rava.
  • You can also use idli rava/rice rava in place of semolina but you should rest the batter for 20 minutes for the idli rava to soak well in curd.
  • Add water gradually while making the batter. Its consistency should be thick and pourable.  
  • If the batter is watery, idli comes out flat. If the batter is too thick, idli becomes very big and crack on the top. 
  • For healthy options, you can add grated carrot and cooked peas in the batter. You can also temper the batter with mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, finely chopped green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Try this easy, instant bread idli for your breakfast or dinner. Enjoy with your favorite chutney or tomato thokku !
Bread idli recipe

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subavenkat said...

It's great by making Idly with bread. Looks like spongy cake.

Ghar ka khana said...

Great idea, will try this surely

Chitra said...

Thank you :)