How to Make this Mini Idli Recipe

How to Make Mini Idli - Zardozi Magazine - South Indian Recipe

Mini idli recipe is an easy snack or breakfast. There’s something so satisfying about a piping hot idli paired with a warm cup of chai. Priya, a recipe blooger at Cookilicious expertly whips up simple vegetarian and vegan meals always made from fresh ingredients. “My recipes are inspired by my parents, culture, the place I grew up and the destinations I travel to.”

Priya’s sharing her Mini Podi Idli recipe with us. “It’s a spicy and flavourful snack, so if you’re bored of eating regular-sized idlis, try this fun variation for breakfast or an evening snack!”

Mini Idli Serving Size

Two People


1 tbsp cooking oil
½ tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp chana dal
8-10 curry leaves
3-4 tbsp molagapodi
½ tsp turmeric powder
4 cups Idli batter
Cilantro for garnish


    1. The first steps is to prepare the mini idlis. Then remove them from the molds and keep them ready.
    2. In a pan, heat cooking oil. Temper the mustard seeds and then add curry leaves, urad daal an chana daal. Fry until the leaves turn golden.
    3. Sprinkle Molagapodi and turmeric powder. Fry for about a minute.
    4. Add the mini idli and salt. Toss everything together, Ensure that the masala coats the idlis.
    5. Serve the podi idlis hot.
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