Semiya Idli

Idlis made with vermicelli or semiya
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people



  • Soak the Bengal gram for 1 hour, wash & drain off water.
  • Fry the rava and semiya separately in 2 tbsp of oil till nice & brown. Keep aside to cool.
  • Heat the remaining oil.
  • Fry the chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves, till onions are light brown.
  • Add the Bengal gram and fry.
  • When it starts to turn brown, add the cashewnuts & fry.
  • When the cashewnuts too become brown, add the raisins & fry.
  • When they swell remove from flame and let it cool.
  • Beat the curd and add the baking powder, fried rava & semiya, the fried onion mixture & stir nicely.
  • Add salt and mix well again.
  • Grease the Idli Trays & pour the batter into each mould & steam in the Idli vessel or cooker for 8-10 mins.
  • After 8-10 mins, remove the vessel from flame & let it cool for a few mins.
  • Remove the Idlis with the help of a knife.
  • :- Serve with Coconut Chutney, Sambar or any Gravy Dish.
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Response (2)
  1. F
    Food Lover August 4, 2006

    My mouth is watering, I will definetly try this weekend….

  2. d
    dee July 13, 2006

    Well..I havent made this yet, but sounds yummy already.Breakfast idea fot the weekend!

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