Stuffed idli recipe

stuffed idli

Preparation time stuffed idli-40 minutes
Serving-4 to 6

Ingredients for stuffed idli

  • Idli batter -500 gm
  • Boiled potato-4
  • Curry leaves-8 to 10
  • Chopped green chilli-2
  • Chopped onion-1
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
  • Salt to taste


For Stuffing:

  • Mash/grate the boiled potatoes and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves, green chilli and onion, fry it for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt, mix it and fry it for a minute on low flame.
  • Add grated/mashed potatoes, fry it for a minute on low flame.
  • Add coriander leaves, fry it for one more minute on medium flame, keep stirring.
  • Turn off the flame and take out the aloo bharta in a bowl.
  • Grease your palm with few drops of oil and take small portion of aloo bharta.
  • Roll it in your palms to give it tikki shape, make tikkis from the remaining bharta.

Idli process:

  • Boil a glass of water in idli pot, in the meanwhile grease the idli tray with oil.
  • Add little salt into the idli batter and add 1/2 serving spoon of batter in each mould of idli tray.
  • Place one aloo bharta tikki in each batter filled mould, pour 1/2 serving spoon of batter on the top of aloo
    bharta tikki (Make sure the tikkis are covered with batter properly).
  • Repeat the same process for remaining batter, stuffed idlis are ready for steaming.
  • Place the idli tray carefully inside the idli pot and cover the lid.
  • Cook it for 12-15 minutes on medium flame, turn off the flame.
  • Gently take out the idli from tray, stuffed idli is ready to serve, serve it with sambar and coconut chutney.


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