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Brown Rice Idli Recipe, Soft Brown Rice Idli

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 10 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 40 idlis 1x


Recipe for soft brown rice idli made with unpolished brown rice and urad dal. Its rich in fiber and nutrient dense.


  • 1/2 cup whole white unpolished urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup brown poha / aval
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 teaspoon rock salt


  1. Wash and soak the urad dal, fenugreek seeds, rice for 3-4 hours in lots of water. Soak the poha / aval in one cup of water.
  2. Drain the water from urad dal and grind the urad dal in the wet grinder adding 1/4 cup of water. Set aside.
  3. Do not drain the water from the aval / poha if any. Grind to a smooth paste. Add couple of tablespoon of water only if necessary. Mix it with the urad dal batter.
  4. Drain the water from the brown rice and grind the rice in the wet grinder. Add 1/2 – 3/4 cup water while grinding. The lesser, the better. Add to the aval – urad dal batter.
  5. Add in the salt. Mix the batter well.
  6. Keep the bowl in a warm and draft free place and allow it to ferment for 6-8 hours.
  • Prep Time: 10 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Idli
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu