Poha Buttermilk Idli

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

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories2097Calories from Fat237
Total Fat26.3g40%Saturated Fat8.0g40%
Dietary Fiber9.0g36%Sugars50.7g
Protein66.3gVitamin A212%
Vitamin C25%Calcium129%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Total Fat26.3g40%
Dietary Fiber9.0g36%
Vitamin C25%
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat237
Saturated Fat8.0g40%
Vitamin A212%


Whisk the buttermilk in a mixing bowl and keep it aside.

The next step is tempering the buttermilk. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric powder. As soon as the mustard splutters, pour this tempering into the buttermilk.

Now add poha, suji, rice flour and enough salt and combine well. The batter may look thin but it will get thick after few hours. Add grated carrot, chopped coriander, green chillies and grated ginger and minced garlic and mix well. Cover the bowl with a lid and let it rest overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours. Once the batter is done, stir and mix it very well.

Grease the idli moulds and pour batter into it. Steam the idlis in a steamer for 8 to 10 minutes till it turns fluffy and is properly cooked.

Serve with a chutney of your choice.

Rice flakes, Poha rice or Flattened Rice, a paddy product is also popularly known as Poha.

We Indians love our poha (or beaten rice). It can be prepared very easily and is highly nutritious as a lot of veggies can be added to it. In different states of India, poha is made in different ways and is a staple breakfast item in many households. Here is why:

Packed with iron: Eating poha regularly can prevent iron deficiency or anemia as it contains 20 mg of iron in every 100g raw rice flakes. Children as well as pregnant and lactating women can benefit greatly by consuming it. Sufficient iron helps the body to form haemoglobin that carries oxygen to body cells and also builds immunity.

A complete meal: Mixed vegetables can be added to rice flakes to make it rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Opt for beaten rice made from red or brown rice for an extra health boost.

A good source of carbs: Carbohydrates are the major source of energy in a bowl of poha. This makes it a perfect breakfast option. Very low on gluten: These days, many people are cutting down on food grains like wheat and barley even if they aren’t sensitive to gluten. These people can opt for poha as it has very low amounts of gluten.

Good for diabetics: Poha is considered to be a great meal option for diabetics as it promotes slow release of sugar into the bloodstream. It also keeps you full for longer time. A single serving is enough to keep you going without hunger pangs and reach for unhealthy sweets and junk food.

This super healthy and tasty breakfast of Poha Buttermilk Idlis is a great dish to add to your regular meal schedule.