Poha Buttermilk Idli Recipe

A handful of poha, a little suji and rice atta that is all that you need to make this delicious breakfast.

Shaheen Ali
Poha Buttermilk Idli Recipe
1478 ratings.

Developing a recipe is the most fun doing a task when you have leftovers left in the kitchen. One of the best dishes which is made using left over gujarati kadhi or chaas is Poha Idlis. A handful of poha, a little suji and rice atta that is all that you need. Using the leftovers your breakfast can come out to be very healthy and extremely delicious.

Serve Poha Buttermilk Idli with South Indian Coconut Chutney and Red Chilli Coconut Chutney.

If you like this recipe, you can also try Ragi Idli, Instant Oats Rava Idli and Barley Rava Idli.

Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 4 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 cups Poha (Flattened rice)
  • 4 tablespoons Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 1 tablespoon Rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic , minced
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Salt , as required
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil

How to make Poha Buttermilk Idli Recipe

  1. To begin making Poha Buttermilk Idli, whisk the buttermilk in a mixing bowl and keep it aside.

  2. The next step is to temper the buttermilk. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. As soon as it splutters, temper the buttermilk.

  3. Now add poha, suji, rice atta and salt as needed. Mix everything well, so that everything gets incorporated well. The batter may look thin but it will get thick after few hours.

  4. Add chopped coriander, green chillies and grated ginger garlic and mix well.

  5. Cover the bowl with a lid and let it rest overnight or minimum 4 hours. Once the batter is done, stir and mix it vigorously with a ladle or spatula.

  6. Grease the idli molds and put batter generously in each one of them. Steam the idlis in a steamer till it turns fluffy and properly cooked.

  7. Serve Poha Buttermilk Idli with South Indian Coconut Chutney and Red Chilli Coconut Chutney.

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Last Modified On Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:06
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