Stuffed Idli


Bringing you something new and twisted recipe of two state – South Indian recipe with Punjabi twist in it. We love adding flavor to our food and life. Do not we?


This time bring Idli with Punjabi tadka . I hope you will like it.
It is an instant recipe and most loved by my family and weekend special too. No cooking no hassle too. Idli is the lightest and yummiest dish and mostly we all love it. Stuffing in Idli is somewhat like aloo k paratha pure Punjabi breakfast recipe. the combo of both come out great. Don’t you believe it then try out yourself


  • 1 cup  semolina
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup curd or yogurt
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Eno sachet ( you can  take ½ tsp baking soda in place of Eno)
  • water as required

For potato stuffing

  • 2 medium potatoes – boiled
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • pinch of mango powder(optional0
  • crushed and roasted peanuts 1 tbsp(optional)
  • few coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • salt to taste


Potato stuffing steps:

  1. Boil the potatoes and keep it aside.
  2. Add all masala- salt,chaat masala,red chilli,mango powder,turmeric powder,jeera powder into it .
  3. Now add roasted and crushed peanuts into it.
  4. Add chopped coriander leaves and green chilli to it and mix properly.
  5. Make small balls out of the mixture and flatten them as a patties and keep aside.

Instant Stuffed Idli batter steps:

  1. In a large bowl, add 1 cup of semolina.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of oil into semolina by adding oil to it. Idli will not be sticky anymore.Stuffed idli ingredients
  3. Add 1 cup of curd or yogurt. it is best to use slightly sour curd.
  4. Beat the curd so no lumps remaining mix 1/2 cup water if required. mix well Stuffed idli ingredients
  5. Add salt into the wet batter.
  6.  Now in semolina add wet ingredients. bring the batter to idli batter consistency.  If required add water.Stuffed idli ingredients
  7. Add 1 sachet of Eno and give a stir. you can now see the batter turning slightly frothy. Do not mix more.Stuffed idli ingredients
  8. Grease the idli mould.
  9. Pour 1 tbsp of idli batter into each idli stand,do not full it till top as we have to add stuffing too.
  10. Place the flattened potato stuffing.Stuffed idli
  11. Gently press the aloo stuffing.
  12. Pour again 1 tbsp idli batter to cover the filling.
  13. Stack up all the idli plates and steam for 6 mins.
  14. Unmould the idli plate and serve hot with chutney or sambar.


  1. For potato stuffing, you can even add grated carrots and boil green peas, capsicum. make stuffing as you like it.

  2. The instant stuffed Idli batter consistency is very important. It should not be too thick nor too runny.

  3. Stuffing should be thick and small-sized so that it doesn’t come out of Idlis. the real charm is of stuffing.

You can also try Vegetable Idli 

Do tell me how it turn out ? More interesting recipe on the way.

December 31, 2017

5 Replies to “Stuffed Idli”

  1. Yogita Amit Joshi says: May 27, 2018 at 5:02 am

    I read it at right time.. was planning to make idlis now they will be stuffed.. Amazing Recipe… Thanx Honey

  2. Humaira says: May 27, 2018 at 3:34 am

    Amazing and beautiful post. Idli is so tempting and delicious. I must try it.

  3. Aritra Chakrabarty says: May 26, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Wow, really wanna try this one. thanks for sharing, n I love idlis.

  4. PoojaB says: May 26, 2018 at 7:04 am

    This recepie is amazing. Tarka of Punjab in South Indian dish …wow

  5. Jenifer Sayyed says: February 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

    wow i will try out this dish.. keep sharing such recipes

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