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Instant Poha Idly

Karen Nirupa
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian


  • idly cooker


  • 1 cup aval/poha
  • 1.5 cup idly rava
  • 2 cup beaten curd
  • pinch baking soda
  • water as required
  • salt to taste
  • oil to grease idly moulds


  • Rinse poha in water and drain the water. Add 1 cup of curd to poha and soak for 10 mins. If your poha is too soft, don't need soaking. you can mix curd and poha together.
  • Now add 1.5 cup of idly/rice rava, 1 cup curd, and water as required.
  • Let this mixture soak for 15 mins. The idly rava will absorb all the water.
  • We will have a thick mixture and slowly add water to get a nice idly batter consistency, Add water slowly, we don't want the mixture to be too watery.
  • Add some salt to taste. just before steaming add a pinch of baking soda and mix well.
  • Don't rest the batter, grease the moulds, and pour the mixture in the idly plate.
  • Steam for 10-15 mins in medium flame.
  • Serve hot with any spicy chutney


  • You can use any poha. Not necessary to use only white poha
  • If you use thick poha, resting time will be a little long.
  • You can store this batter in the fridge for the next day without adding baking soda.
  • This batter requires no fermenting and this can be done in a jiffy.
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