Godhumai Idli Recipe (Instant Whole Wheat Flour Idli)

These Godhumai Idlis are high in fibre and best to serve for breakfast.

Uma Raghuraman
Godhumai Idli Recipe (Instant Whole Wheat Flour Idli)
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Whole Wheat Flour is high in fibre and helps in controlling our blood sugar levels. Including Whole grains in our diet such as the Wheat is a healthy dietary decision. Many of us avoid taking rice at night and are always in need of quick, healthy and tasty recipes. I have used Whole Wheat Flour or 'Chakki Atta' ( stone ground wheat flour), as it is locally called to make this Idli.

Serve these healthy Godhumai Idlis along with Tomato Onion Chutney, Thakkali Vengaya Sambar or Idli Milagai Podi for breakfast or dinner.

If you like south indian breakfast recipes, then you must try some of our favorites like - Red Rice Dosa RecipeMasala Akki Roti RecipePoha Dosa RecipeOnion Tomato Podi Masala and Kanchipuram Masala Dosa

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

50 M

Total in

60 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Enos Fruit Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil , to grease the Idli Plates
  • Salt , to taste
  • For seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , split
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
  • 5 Cashew nuts , broken roughly
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped

How to make Godhumai Idli Recipe (Instant Whole Wheat Flour Idli)

  1. To begin making the Godhumai Idli Recipe (Instant Whole Wheat Flour Idli), first get all the ingredients ready and keep aside.

  2. Heat a pan over low heat and dry roast the wheat flour till they turn fragrant.

  3. Keep stirring continuously to roast the flour uniformly and avoid burning. Transfer the flour to a another vessel and allow it to cool.

  4. Heat the pan again with ghee and add the ingredients given under ' seasoning' in the order given. Allow them to roast and crackle and set it aside.

  5. Whisk together yogurt and 1 cup of water to make a buttermilk.

  6. Add buttermilk to the flour and using a hand whisk, stir to form a batter adding more water if required to make a thick batter. Once you have a thick batter, add the tempering to the batter and mix well.

  7. Add salt ( just a little) and allow the batter to rest for 20-30 minutes. In the meantime, grease the Idli plates and preheat the steamer.

  8. Once you are ready to steam the idlis, add 1/2 teaspoon of enos fruit salt and stir the batter. The batter will become light and fluffy.

  9. Spoon the batter into the greased plate and steam the Idlis for 15 -20 minutes until done.

  10. Once done, turn off the heat and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Remove Godhumai Idli from the plates and serve.

  11. Serve these healthy Godhumai Idlis along with Tomato Onion ChutneyThakkali Vengaya Sambar or Idli Milagai Podi for breakfast or dinner.