Brown Is Beautiful Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy++
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Semolina2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Rye flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Sour yogurt1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Ginger1 Tablespoon, chopped fine
 Green chilies2 , deseeded and chopped fine
 Black pepper1 Teaspoon, crushed
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2034 Calories from Fat 142

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g29.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 29.4 mg

Sodium 502.5 mg20.9%

Total Carbohydrates 402 g133.9%

Dietary Fiber 61.1 g244.2%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 80 g160.1%

Vitamin A 9.9% Vitamin C 85.7%

Calcium 47.3% Iron 106.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Beat the yogurt and mix in the semolina and rye flour.
Add salt and adequate water to make a batter as in any other idli (i.e thick dropping consistency).
Leave to ferment overnight.
Add the ginger, pepper and chillies just before preparing and mix lightly.
Grease the idli moulds and fill them with the batter.
These idlis will not rise as much, as the conventional idlis.
Steam for 15-20 minutes.
After taking them out, oil the cooker leave for a couple of minutes, before scooping them out with a spoon.
Serve hot with a green chutney