Brown Rice & Urad Dal Idli
Idli is one of the most popularly consumed breakfasts in India. Chef Gautam Mehrishi gives a healthy twist to the traditional idli with brown rice. Check out the health benefits of brown rice.
Brown Rice and Urad Dal Idli Recipe by Chef Gautam Mehrishi

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-10-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • 1 cup black gram soaked
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 tsp All ground spice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp soaked fenugreek seeds
  • 12 to 16 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 to 3 tbsp soaked parched rice
  • ½ cup Coconut roasted
  • salt
  • water
  • Coconut oil
  • roasted coconut


  1. 1

    Grind soaked black gram with brown rice salt, all ground spice, sugar and soaked fenugreek seeds.
  2. 2

    Add a little water to the mix and grind again, adding a little coconut oil.
  3. 3

    Transfer this mix to a bowl and mix it with soaked parched rice.
  4. 4

    Add a little more coconut oil to this mixture and blend it gently with a spoon.
  5. 5

    Pour coconut oil to a special appam maker (with round cups moulded into it) and heat it.
  6. 6

    Add roasted coconut to each cup in the appam maker.
  7. 7

    When the colour of the coconut changes add the mixture in the bowl to each cup.
  8. 8

    Cook it for some time until the colour changes.
  9. 9

    Garnish the serving plate with roasted coconut.
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