Paneer Idli

Eggless | Jain

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Servings - 15-17 idlis

Prep Time - 10 minutes, Resting Time - 30 minutes

Cooking Time - 15 minutes

Measurements: 1 cup = 250 ml


1 cup (210g) - Grated Paneer (tightly packed)

1 ¾ cup (300g) - Coarse Semolina (rava)

1 cup - Curd (homemade or Nestle dahi)

¾ cup - Water

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon - ENO Fruit Salt + 2 tablespoons Water


  1. Combine rava, dahi, grated paneer and salt in a grinder. Grind it well so that everything gets mixed evenly as a smooth batter.

  2. Pour the above mixture in a bowl, add around ¾ cup of water and stir it very well.

  3. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.

  4. In the meantime grease the idli moulds & pour water in the idli steamer. The water should be boiling hot when you place the idli moulds in the steamer.

  5. After 30 minutes stir the batter once. Add the fruit salt & 2 tablespoons of water. Mix the batter gently and in one direction.

  6. The batter should turn light & fluffy. Incase you feel that the batter is too thick add a little water.

  7. Don’t overmix the batter after adding the fruit salt.

  8. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the greased idli moulds.

  9. The water should be boiling hot when you place the idli moulds in the steamer & the flame should be always on medium high (not low & not very high). That’s the key for soft idlis.

  10. Once the idlis are cooked, let them cool down slightly. Loosen the sides of the idli with the help of a spoon or knife and demould them.

  11. Brush the idlis with a bit of ghee and serve them hot with sambar and coconut chutney or gunpowder chutney.

  12. If you want to serve the idlis later store them in a casserole lined with a soft mulmul napkin. The idlis will remain soft & moist.


  1. Sambar & Coconut chutney.

  2. Sambar powder

Paneer is a first class protein with very low carbs. It’s high in calcium, Omega-3 fatty acids & Omega-6 fatty acids.

Curd improves immunity, digestion & is good for your heart.

Semolina (rava) is rich in iron & the healthy carbs in semolina (usually made of durum wheat or whole wheat) are good for boosting energy.

These are only approximate values and have only been uploaded here for your convenience in tracking the food you make & eat.

We have not professionally evaluated them.

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