This recipe is from one of our viewer Mehsar, She is a great fan of Topchefpro and she shares this special recipe with us. Idli is a traditional breakfast in South Indian households; it is a tasty cake which is popular throughout India and neighboring countries like Sri Lanka. Idli is usually made of fermented black lentils and rice. But this one is a special one which is sweet and made with semolina… so enjoy :)


.2 cups semolina

. 1 cup milk powder

. ¾ cup sugar

.2 tbsp baking powder

. 5 tbsp butter

.1 cup water

.1 drop food color (according to your taste)

. About 2 or 3 cups dehydrate coconut powder


. In a bowl, combine semolina with milk powder, baking powder, and sugar

.add butter and water to make a thick paste

.Leave to rest for 1 hour

.Divide the paste into two parts and add food color in one of the parts

.Grease idlis maker bowls, or small aluminum bowls

.fill ¾ of the each bowl with Idli paste, as the following steps, (with a spoon, add half of the side with food color paste and the other side with the other part of the paste)

.Cook idlis on water bath in rice cooker or cook in idlis maker for about 10 minutes

. Remove idlis from bowl and coat with coconut powder

. serve with tea or coffee