Breakfast Recipes/ Dosa & Idli


Looking for some healthy breakfast items ? I am sure most of us are ..Apart from being healthy, it has to be tasty,easy n has to receive thumbs’up from all…Right ? Generally if something is made of a healthy ingredient it doesn’t attract people .Well… I am super confident thats my today’s post ” Daliya idli / Lapsi Idli / Craked Wheat Idli / Godhuma Ravai Idli ” fulfills all these criteria and will definitely make your breakfast or dinner a sumptuous one..A lovely variation from the normal rice n urad idli.


Any Idli ,as such is very healthy since its steamed and is quite filling. Idli from dalia is super healthy.Broken wheat / Dalia is an excellent source of fiber and low in fat which is why its most recommended food by dietitians.Its a perfect diabetic friendly dish.Its also a absolute weight watchers delight.It fills you up well and is not high in calories.

Every one loves Dalia upma ( which i had shared few days before ) at my place. So when i saw these idlies here , i was eager to try it .Wow !!! they turned super soft and fluffy in my first attempt itself.Now this makes a regular entry in my kitchen.I make two versions of dalia idli. For today its the fermented version.Those of you who are looking to reduce rice in your diet ,do try these idlis ,they almost taste like the normal idlis. I also make an instant version of dalia idli ( which is almost same as rava idli ) , ill share it some time later.So are you ready to jot down the recipe.. here it goes…


Smitha Kalluraya
A super healthy , soft ,tasty and,easy idli made from Broken Wheat
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Split Black gram Urad dal
  • 2.5 cup Broken Wheat / dalia / lapsi
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil to grease Idli moulds


  • Soak the urad dal and dalia separately for 1 hour.
  • Grind the urad dal first into very very smooth paste adding enough water.Do not add water at once. Add it in intervals.
  • Drain dalia completely as it would have absorbed lot of water. After draining ,add only half quantity (ie 1 glass ) of soaked dalia to the urad dal batter.Grind it to a coarse paste for about 10 mins along with urad. When done, transfer the batter (urad +dalia mix) to a large container.At this stage, add the remaining leftover soaked dalia ( ie 1 glass ) to the batter. Don't grind. This will give nice texture to the idli.Add salt and mix well. Set aside overnight / 6-8 hrs for fermentation.
  • Morning the batter would have fermented well. Mix well before pouring into greased idli moulds.
  • Heat water in a steamer.Grease idli molds with oil .Pour the batter into idli stand.
  • Steam for 12-15 mins on medium flame.Prick a tooth pick,if it comes clean it means its done.Allow it to cool a bit and remove from molds using a spoon or knife.
  • Thats it soft, spongy and healthy Dalia Idli's are ready to serve. Serve with Chutney / Sambar / Gojju / Chutney Powder.


  1. If you don't like raw smell of broken wheat, instead of soaking you can roast it till they are aromatic.Later powder a bit and add to the urad batter.
  2. You can temper the batter too for some spiciness or some finely grated or chopped veggies.
  3. Stay tuned for instant version of dalia idly.

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  • Reply
    nandoos Kitchen
    May 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    healthy and fluffy idli. Tempting clicks smitha..

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    Eli Z
    May 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Great! I love idlis – but have never tried to make them like this before! ready to experiment!! Getting hungry now looking at your pics dear Smitha!

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    Eliza Lincy
    May 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Yummy healthy idlis, so soft and spongy. Love it!

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    Linsy Patel
    May 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Look so inviting.

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    May 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Healthy and fluffy idlis. Will try it.

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    Beulah Arun
    May 5, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Lovely idlis!

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    Bhawna Bagri
    May 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    very healthy and tasty idli…lovely clicks smitha..

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    Sangeetha Priya
    May 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    healthy n spongy idlis!!!

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    Rafeeda AR
    May 6, 2014 at 6:30 am

    that’s a really healthy idli… super clicks, dear…

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    Priya Shiva
    May 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Looks so fluffy and healthy! Nice recipe and post..

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    Vibha Sp
    May 6, 2014 at 8:11 am


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    techie ZM
    May 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Loved these healthy idlis…

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    Priya Suresh
    May 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Love to start my day with this fantastic dish.Very Healthy and softy.

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    May 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Bookmarked.Will try for sure 🙂

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    May 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm


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    Dr. Suhasini
    May 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Saw your post yesterday – and had it for breakfast today. Very “healthily tasty” and filling too!! Thanks 🙂

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    May 7, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Thanks Dr.Suhasini !!! That was a quick try.. Thx for the feedback. you made my day..

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    shruti shrivastava
    May 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Really healthy and looks tasty..good option for breakfast…will gonna try soon..

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    November 15, 2014 at 4:52 am

    agree.. its a spongy and healthy idli’s.. wanted to make a try.. 🙂

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    September 30, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Tried Broken wheat idli today morning for breakfast… Came out really loved it too:) served it with tomato onion chutney…. Yummy!

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    Aashi Verma
    March 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing such healthy recipe…Have quick queryMine came soft but were too flatKept in idli molds, grease with little oilKept in big steel pot with idli mold inside with water under first bottom mold…Batter fermented nicely ….

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    ramya bysani
    June 28, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I have roasted broken wheat. Can I use it to soak?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    June 28, 2016 at 4:54 am

    ya u can problem

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    June 28, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Super I’m trying this for sure ????

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    June 30, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I’ve never made idlis in my life (other than the ready to eat kind) and I was so happy to see such an easy recipe! The idlis came out amazing – the batter was too much for 2 ppl so we ended up making utthapam for dinner and dosas for the following day’s breakfast!Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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    December 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Hello … read your recipe it’s cones out nice but can I use the normal thik rawa instead of broken wheat .. and what can be the proportion for the same

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