Idli Pakora Recipe | How To Make Crispy Idli Pakoda

Idli Pakora pinit

Idli is a traditional Indian dish that consists of savoury rice cakes made from fermented black lentils and rice. It can be eaten for breakfast or as an evening snack in Southern India or Sri Lanka, alongside chutney (which may range from sweet mango to spicy chilli). The fermentation process breaks down the starches so they are more readily metabolised by the body – making idlis healthy morning meals!

Idli is one of many variations on dosas: it’s also typically dense with air pockets inside which make them light-weight and fluffy while still being crispy outside because they’re steamed instead of grilled like pancakes. They have some similar ingredients such as wheat flour but are significantly different since you steam rather than fry these tasty rice cakes.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 371 per 100 grams
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Idli is a famous South Indian Breakfast item. Usually, Idli pakora is prepared from the left over Idlis for evening Snacks. It’s a Children’s favorite.  Serve it with Tomato Sauce or any spicy Chutney.





    • Cut Idli into small pieces
    • In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, cornflour, gram flour, ginger garlic paste, Chilli powder, Tomato sauce, chilli sauce, salt and water and mix well.
    • In the prepared mix, dip idli pieces and deep fry it in a pan.
    • Serve it with tomato sauce or mint chutney.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 371kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g27%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 314mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 44g15%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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