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Stuffed Idli Pakodas

Stuffed Idli Pakodas
Stuffed Idli Pakodas
  • Prep time
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  • Serves5 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeIndian
  • Good for Snacks

Ingredients for Stuffed Idli Pakodas

  • For Idli : Rice - 2 Cup (Washed and soaked in water overnight)
  • Split Black Gram Skinless (Urad Dal dhuli – Washed and soaked in water overnight) - 1 Cup
  • Ghee – for greasing the tray
  • Salt – to taste
  • For Stuffing : Onion – 1 (chopped)
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green Bell Pepper – 1 (chopped)
  • Green Peas – 3 tbsp (frozen)
  • Carrot – 3 tbsp (chopped)
  • Beans – 2 tbsp (chopped)
  • Cabbage – 2 tbsp (shredded)
  • Potato – 2 (boiled and mashed)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Green Chillies – 2 (chopped)
  • Black Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
  • Few Coriander Leaves – Chopped
  • Lime Juice – ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 1 ½ tbsp
  • For Pakodas : Besan – 2 Cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to deep fry

How to cook Stuffed Idli Pakodas

  1. For Idli : Drain and grind the rice to a slightly coarse texture and dropping consistency.
  2. Drain and grind the dal, sprinkling water as required to a smooth and spongy batter. Mix both batters together.
  3. Add salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
  4. Mix well and grease the idli holder or pan well and fill each of them with 3/4th full of batter.
  5. Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10-12 minutes or until done.
  6. Use knife (greased with ghee) to see whether idlis are done.
  7. For Stuffing : Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  8. Once cumin seeds starts crackling add chopped onions and saute until translucent.
  9. Add all chopped vegetables except potato. Saute for 8-10 minutes or until they are cooked.
  10. Add turmeric powder, salt, green chillies, black pepper powder, lime juice, boiled potato and coriander leaves. Mix well and saute it for another one minute.
  11. For Pakodas : Slice each idli from the centre into two halves
  12. Spread the mixture on one half and cover it with the other half.
  13. Do this with rest of the idlis and keep them aside. Now make a batter of medium consistency using gram flour, salt and water
  14. Heat oil in a kadhai. Now dip the stuffed idli one by one into batter and deep fry until golden brown and crisp. Keep them on a paper towel.
  15. Cut the idlis into half and serve hot with any sauce or chutney.


  • I have not added soaking time and fermentation time in preparation time.
  • you can add / less vegetables as per your choice.
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