Easy Whole Wheat Flour/ Godhumai Idli

45 min cook time
10 min prep time
Preperation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
45 mins


Ingredients For Seasoning

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingCalories from Fat174
Per Serving%Daily Value*Total Fat19.3g30%
Calories781Saturated Fat8.8g44%
Dietary Fiber4.6g18%Sugars17.9g
Protein28.5gVitamin A8% ·
Vitamin C4%Calcium49% ·

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Dietary Fiber4.6g18%
Vitamin C4%
Calories from Fat174
Total Fat19.3g30%
Saturated Fat8.8g44%
Vitamin A8% ·
Calcium49% ·


  1. Heat a pan over low heat and dry roast the wheat flour till it turns fragrant. Keep stirring continuously while roasting to avoid burning. Transfer the flour to a another vessel and allow it to cool.
  2. Heat the pan again with ghee and add the ingredients given under ‘Ingredients For Seasoning’ one by one. Allow them to roast and crackle and set it aside.
  3. Whisk together yogurt and 1 cup of water to make buttermilk. Add buttermilk to the flour and using a hand whisk, stir to form a batter adding more water if required to make a thick batter. Once you have a thick batter, add the tempering to the batter and mix well. Add enough salt and allow the batter to rest for 20-30 minutes. In the meantime, grease the Idli plates and prepare the pressure cooker to steam the idlis. (or idli steamer whichever you are using)
  4. Add baking soda to the batter and stir the batter. The batter will become light and fluffy. Spoon the batter onto the greased idli plates and steam the idlis for 15 to 20 minutes or until done. Once done, turn off the heat and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove Godhumai Idli from the plates and serve. Serve these healthy Godhumai Idlis along with a chutney of your choice and sambar.

Whole Wheat Flour is high in fibre and helps in controlling our blood sugar levels. Inclusion of whole grains in our regular diet is a healthy dietary decision. Wheat flour dosas are I’m sure a regular in most households but idlis made from whole wheat flour is definitely new and could be fun. It is tasty and very easy to prepare.

This dish is: Low in cholesterol and High in selenium