Instant Cracked Wheat Idli – Your Recipe Rocks!

Cracked Wheat Idlis

Last week I tried Cham’s Wheat Idlis and it came out very well.  Thank you very much for such an easy and healthy recipe Cham.  Your recipe rocks!  Needless to say this is going to be a regular in our house hereafter.

My Notes
1.  I did not get the fine wheat rava, so powdered cracked wheat and made the idlis.
2.  I added chopped carrots, handful of frozen green peas and grated ginger (just like Rava Idlis) to the batter to make it more healthy.
3.  I also prepared the batter 2 hours before making the idlis.  This step was not required in the original recipe, but anyhow I did it and the idlis were very soft and held its shape perfectly.

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  1. priya

    I could not see the receipe ..How could i able to see the recepie??

  2. sumathi

    can u omit the soda?

    • Madhuram

      You can add ENO fruit salt. If you don’t add either, the idlis will be flat, more like steamed dosas.

  3. shanthi

    how r u? i followed recipe cracked wheat idly.but i got no it came out like upma.did u add anything?

    No Shanthi. I simply followed the recipe and it came out as it is in the picture.

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  5. soumya

    I had this recipe bookmarked for a long time and today got a chance to make them…loved the way carrot n peas blend in this Idli.Thanks for the recipe.

    Thanks for trying the recipe Soumya.

  6. Ronnie

    Hi, these look great, and idli-sambar is one of my favourite foods. My son has gluten allergy so I want to try something other than rava. Any idea what other grains I could use? Thanks.

    Thanks Ronnie. I have made it with corn grits too. It comes out very well.

  7. kamala

    Hi Madhu I too made this from Cham’s blog…Comes out so soft …Grt color

  8. sivajini

    thanks 🙂

  9. Madhuram

    Sivajini, no problem. Cracked wheat is “godhumai ravai”. Here in north america we get two types of this cracked wheat, one is very fine and the other not so fine. The color also varies, sometimes it’s very reddish brown and sometimes it’s like pale yellow. This time I got the reddish brown coarse cracked wheat, so I had to run it in the mixie once, to get the texture of regular ravai (sooji).

  10. Roma

    I have never heard of cracked wheat idlies. This idea is so very innovative!

  11. jayasree

    Even I make these idlis. But urs have got a lovely color.

  12. RedChillies

    Very nice recipe. I am bookmarking this recipe. Thanks cham and also Madhuram 🙂

  13. sivajini

    looks great as ALWAYS.
    Sorry, dumb question. Do you mind telling me the Tamil name of cracked wheat? I’ve googled it and looked at the picture and I don’t know what it is and my literal translation of the words in Tamil so that I can ask my mom if we have that at home is not really working. Thanks 🙂

  14. Maheswari

    Yummy and healthy idlis..

  15. sangeeth

    The idlis looks so yummy and healthy…i thought of trying it too…..:)

  16. Bharti

    How nutritious!

  17. Dee

    Lovely idlis madhu , cham’s blog is indeed a great collection of recipes.

  18. Cham

    Ur idlis got beautiful red color 😛 Glad to know that u like it Madhu. As we stick to idlis always, i found it is healthy to make often!

  19. Laksh

    Looks yummylicious!! 🙂 I know I will love it. Will try it tonight :)Thanks!

  20. Swati: Sugarcraft India

    The idlis look delicious..and using cracked wheat is a marvellous idea..will try this..