Instant Masala Beans Idli Recipe

An interesting variation to the normal steamed rice idli recipe,made with french beans.

Kalyani Srinath
Instant Masala Beans Idli Recipe
781 ratings.

Instant Masala Beans Idli Recipe is an interesting fortified option of idli, the popular South Indian breakfast. What’s more? These Masala Beans Idli are quick and instant to make, too! Have these steamed Instant Masala Beans Idli recipe for breakfast along with Chow-Chow Kothamalli Chutney Recipe, Pudina Chutney Recipe or Mysore Chutney Recipe and Thakkali Vengayam Sambar for breakfast or during tea time. You can also serve these for unexpected guests.

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  4. Barley Rava Idli Recipe

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

20 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava) , roasted
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/4 cup Green beans (French Beans) , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kala jeera
  • 1 teaspoon Enos Fruit Salt
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For Tempering
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) , (split black gram)

How to make Instant Masala Beans Idli Recipe

  1. Instant Masala Beans Idli Recipe firstly needs parboiling the beans with a pinch of salt and sugar.

  2. Drain all the water, in a shallow fry pan, heat a teaspoon of oil, add the jeera and crushed black pepper and sauté well. Allow to cool.

  3. In a bowl, add roasted rava, yogurt, salt, and mix well.

  4. Make the tempering with a teaspoon oil and add mustard seeds. Let it crackle.

  5. Add crushed ginger, saute for a few seconds, add urad dal, saute till golden, switch off the flame and add asafoetida.

  6. Add the tempering to sooji/rava - yogurt mixture to make the batter. Beat well.

  7. Keep an idli steamer ready with adequate water, and grease the Idli Moulds.

  8. Add the fruit salt to the batter and add the sauteed french beans and mix Masala Beans Idli  batter homogenously.

  9. Immediately pour batter into the greased moulds, Steam for 10-12 minutes on high heat.

  10. Once done, keep aside for 1-2 minutes, unmould and serve Instant Masala Beans Idli Recipe hot with Chow-Chow Kothamalli Chutney RecipePudina Chutney Recipe or Mysore Chutney Recipe and Thakkali Vengayam Sambar for breakfast.