Stuffed idli | potato stuffed idli recipe | Sreelakshmikitchen

Stuffed idli | potato stuffed idli recipe is with detailed video and photo recipe. It is also known as स्टफ्ड मसाला इडली in hindi language.

Stuffed idli , aloo idli, stuffed masala idli, masala idli

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Stuffed idli | potato stuffed idli recipe is a simple, easy and delicious lunch / breakfast/ dinner recipe prepared with potato (aloo), onions, green peas and spices.

It is a simple and easy breakfast which can be prepared with idli batter and vegetables. Enjoy this stuffed masala idli at home with hotel sambar.

Stuffed idli | potato stuffed idli recipe with step by step video recipe (youtube) is below.

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Serves: 21

Cooking time: less than 25 minutes


1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

Click to watch stuffed idli video

For idli batter:

  • Idli / Parboiled rice / इडली चावल / இட்லி அரிசி – 3 cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Urad dal / उरद दाल / உளுத்தம் பருப்பு – 3/4 cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Poha/Flattened rice/Rice flakes/ पोहा / அவல் – 1 3/4 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds / मेथी बीज / வெந்தய விதைகள் – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required

For stuffing:

  • Boiled potatoes / उबले हुए आलू / வேகவைத்த உருளைக்கிழங்கு(small size)- 7
  • Cooking oil/vegetable oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய்  – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds / सरसों के बीज / கடுகு – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves / करी पत्ते / கறிவேப்பிலை  – few
  • Green chillies / हरी मिर्च / பச்சை மிளகாய் (medium size)-2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste / अदरक लहसुन पेस्ट / இஞ்சி பூண்டு பேஸ்ட்– ¾ tsp
  • Onions / प्याज / வெங்காயம் (small size) – 4
  • Green peas / பச்சை பட்டாணி / हरी मटर – ¼ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Turmeric powder / हल्दी पाउडर / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் தூள் – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala powder / गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder / धनिया पाउडर / கொத்தமல்லி தூள்– ¼ tsp
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required
  • Coriander leaves / धनिये के पत्ते / கொத்துமல்லி தழை  – few
  • Lemon / नींबू / எலுமிச்சை (small size) – ½
  • Idli batter – 840 ml (40 ml for each idli)

For idli batter:

  1. Soak the Idli/Par boiled rice in enough water for 6-8 hours.
  2. Soak the Urad dal and fenugreek together in enough water for 3 hours.
  3. Soak the poha/Flattened rice in enough water for 1 hour.
  4. Grind all the soaked ingredients separately to a smooth batter and mix it well. Add required salt to it. Mix it well again.
  5. Ferment it for 6-8 hours at room temperature (Don’t close the prepared batter in airtight container during fermentation). Idli batter is ready.

For stuffing preparation:

  1. Steam cook the potatoes with required salt.
  2. Mash the boiled / steam cooked potatoes.
  3. Add cooking oil to a kadai/pan.
  4. Add mustard seeds to it. Crackle it.
  5. Add green chillies, ginger garlic paste and curry leaves to it.
  6. Add onions to it and sauté until it becomes pink and transparent.
  7. Add green peas, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt (required for onions and green peas).
  8. Sauté until green peas are cooked.
  9. Add the mashed potatoes to it and sauté for 2 minutes.
  10. Add coriander leaves to it and mix it well.
  11. Squeeze lemon over it and mix it well. Stuffing is ready.
  12. Grease the hands with little oil.
  13. Take a small portion of the stuffing and shape it to a small circle shape (refer video).

For preparing stuffed idli

  1. Grease the idli plates with little cooking oil (optional).
  2. Pour (20 ml) of idli batter in each moulds of the idli plate.
  3. Place the circle shaped stuffing in each moulds over the batter.
  4. Cover it with (20 ml) of batter again (till the batter reaches the edges of each moulds).
  5. Steam cook the stuffed idli for 15-16 minutes at high flame. Turn off the flame.
  6. Let the stuffed idli rest in the mould (inside the steamer) for 8- 10 minutes. Open the lid of the steamer and take the stuffed idli out of each mould. Serve hot with hotel chutney.
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2 thoughts on “Stuffed idli | potato stuffed idli recipe | Sreelakshmikitchen

  1. That is an interesting twist to bland idli….Will definitely try it out….
    By the way, I tried your orange peel recipe….It was perfect…
    Everyone at home loved it….Thanks a lot….Keep up this good work….

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    • Thank you very much.. Addition of vegetables will enhance the taste of the idli. Please try it, it will be very tasty.. Wow !! that’s nice !! Very happy that you all love it.. My pleasure. You are most welcome. Thank you once again 🙂


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