Friday, April 5, 2013

Kushboo Idli

Idli is one of the most popular south Indian breakfast foods, without this no occasion will be completed. Some ten or fifteen years back these kushboo idli was very famous in wedding menu. I was not sure about this origin, but this named after a famous tamil actress Kushboo.
Kushboo idli is different than the regular idli it will be big and fluffy. Actually I started to try this before I started blogging, I tried this in different ratio and after couple times finally got this, when my idli turned good I was so excited. I tried this from priya’s feast.


Raw rice (Pacha arusi)
2 cups
Urad dal
½ cup
Sabudana (javarusi)
¼ cup
Castor seeds (optional)
Baking soda
¼ tsp


  1. Soak sabudana overnight, rice and urad dal together for 5-6 hours.
  2. Grind everything together with castor seeds (optional) until smooth batter.
  3. Add salt and mix well ferment for 10 hours.
  4. Add backing soda in teaspoon of water and mix this to the batter.
  5. Grease the idli molds and pour the batter in molds and steam cook for about 10 – 12 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with chutney and sambar.

  • Add baking soda only 10 minutes before you make idli.
  • If you don’t have idli mold don’t worry use any small cups or ramekins grease before use.
 Sharing to: Swathi


vaishali sabnani said...

New to me....and so these are the much talked about Khushboo idlis...look great.

Priya Suresh said...

Kushboo madhriye gummu'nu irruku..super puffy idlies.

Manju said...

@ Vaishali Yes this is the one we are talking, finally I got it.

Srivalli said...

That's nice to know you finally got it right..:))..looks cute being plump..guess it matters which is plump!..LOL

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Good one. Castor seeds is a surprising addition!

Rajani S said...

So finally, this is the star idli :) Nice to know that they came out good :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I have always had Kushboo idlies in few Indian Restaurants, but never made one myself...Now this recipe is calling me to try it..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Super looking idly,perfectly made..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Idlis have turned out nice and fluffy. Never tried this idli, but seeing all trying it, I think I need to try it now...

Manjula Bharath said...

wow fluffy idli's dear :)

Pavani N said...

Finally got to see the much talked about Khushbu idlis :-) they definitely look very fluffy and soft.

Suma Gandlur said...

I have heard about these but didn't know sabudana is used. Looks really puffy.

Padmajha PJ said...

Heard a lot about it but never made it at home nor tried it in restaurants.Well it does look like khusboo- fair and plump :)

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Super sponge idli...Love it..

Preeti Garg said...

wow what a lovely idli.. never thought addition of sabudana in idli

Archana Potdar said...

Wow thew much talked abt khushboo idlis. Look beautiful.