Written by Mullai

Modest, friendly and hardworking.  "Virgoans Rule"..


  1. Vani Doraisamy

    An excellent recipe. For those of you worried about your idlies not being fluffy enough, here is a tip that will never fail, in any kind of idly batter. Add half a cup of cooked rice to your batter while grinding and you will end up with super soft idlies.

  2. Jas

    Hi mullai, thanks for the recipe. I tried exactly using the same measurement and it came out fine, a bit tough. So added a pinch of soda to the other batch of idli’s and came out fine. The next time, I tried adding 1:1 ratio of both rice and quinoa and it did come out fine, ofcourse with a pinch of soda. I don’t see the soda ingredient in your recipe. Does it turn out to be soft and fluffy without that soda? What’s the secret? Kindly share. Thanks again for the posting.

  3. hema

    hi there,

    you can use quinoa prewashed and organic( from costco),when u are cooking rice which is a g8 alternative and kids wont even know that….for adultsI tried substitute instead of rice which turned out awesome…hope this helps……


  4. vijipurushoth

    can u tell me what is Quinoa please as so far i have never heard this. wanted to taste after seeing the photo. await your reply. Thanks….

  5. sweety

    As I mentioned in my earlier feedback, I made this twice. It turned out great. Thank You Mullai. It’s really a great alternative to plain white idlis. I made the batter very watery the first time, so made only dosas. But last night, I made the batter thick. This morning I made mini idlis for my 4yr old son, they were super fluffy and tasted great ,(he eats plain mini idlis with nothing to dip) he loved it.

    Here after I will never make plain white idli/dosa – I will always make like this. I made my batter like
    Idli rice – 5cups
    Urad dal – 1.5cup
    Quinoa – 1.5cup
    methi seeds-1 spoon

  6. sweety

    great recipe. I regularly use quinoa in place of rice with sambar, rasam ,and curries.

    I read somewhere quinoa can also be made into a ‘podi mix’ just like paruppu podi…In the picture Dosa looks fabulous for sure. Idlis – I am not sure if my family will agree:-) though I would love it.

    But this one sure sounds so healthy, and hearty. I will try this tonight, and post the feedback…..I have tried your ‘raagi dosa’ before and loved it.


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