Quinoa Idly

Quinoa Nutritions

Prep Time: 20 mins (excluding soaking time) and Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients needed:

  • Quinoa - 1 cup
  • Whole Skinned Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed.


  • Wash and soak Urad Dal for 5-6 hours.
  • Wash and soak Quinoa, Rice and Fenugreek seeds together for 5-6 hours.
  • Note: Rice* - You can use raw rice, par boiled rice, brown rice or traditional rice varieties.
  • Grind Urad Dal adding Water (chilled water), little at a time to a smooth batter. I added approximately 1/2 cup of water for grinding. Do not add all the water at one go. Add little at a time. Do not operate the mixer grinder at a stretch.  Once it is ground to a smooth paste, use the whip mode/whipper button and grind it for a few more minutes to get fluffy batter.  Remove the batter into a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Grind Quinoa, Rice and Fenugreek to a slightly coarse paste (next stage to rava consistency) adding Water little at a time. Grind it in two batches. Remove the batter into a bowl.
  • Mix both the batter together and add salt needed. Taste a little batter to check for salt. The consistency of the batter should not be too thick or too thin. It should be similar to our regular idly batter.
  • Leave it overnight or for 6 hours to ferment.
  • Once the batter has fermented, you can make idly’s from the batter.