Jan 3, 2017

Quinoa Idli Recipe - How to Make Quinoa Idly - Indian Quinoa Recipes


Quinoa in Spanish, (/ˈkiːnoʊ.ə/, from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa)[2] is a species of the goosefoot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edibleseeds. It is a pseudocereal, similar in some respects to buckwheat, rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. As a member of the Amaranthaceae family, it is related to and resembles amaranth, which is also a pseudocereal. After harvest, the seeds must be processed to remove the coating containing the bitter-tasting saponins. The seeds are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. The leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but commercial availability of quinoa greens is limited.

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I have been using this nutritious grain for a few months now and i love it to the core. I used that to make idli and to my surprise the idlies turned out to be soft and fluffy.

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Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Soaking Time : 4 to 6 hours
Fermenting Time : 8 hours
Serves: 4 to 5


Idli Rice - 1 cup
Whole Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
Quinoa - 1 cup
Salt to taste


Soak rice and quinoa together. Soak urad dal separately for 4 to 6 hours.

Now drain them. Take urad dal in a blender and add little water at a time and puree till smooth and fluffy.

Pour that in a bowl.

Take rice and quinoa in the same blender and puree till smooth. Now pour it in the same bowl. Add salt and mix well.

Cover and leave to ferment for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Now mix well.

Take a idli plate, grease lightly with oil and pour ladleful of batter in it and steam cook for 6 to 9 mins.

Remove it and carefully remove the idlies using a spoon.

Serve with chutney.

soak your ingredients

soak urad dal separately

soak rice and quinoa separately

take urad dal in a blender

puree till smooth and fluffy

pour it in a bowl

set aside

take rice and quinoa in a blender

puree till smooth

pour it over the dal

mix well

add salt

mix well

leave to ferment for 8 hours

look how fluffy it is

mix well

take a ladleful of batter

spoon into the idli moulds

steam till done

enjoy hot with chutney or sambar


  1. why do you soak rice and urad dhal seperately? vimala

  2. These look delicious! And good healthy combination of ingredients! Can't wait to try tomorrow:) thanks for the recipe and instructions.


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