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Cucumber Idli
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Cucumber Idli - Rice Method

Whole grain Cucumber Idli
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
soak time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cucumber Idli
Servings: 12
Author: Eateries Delightful


  • 1 cup idly rice
  • 1 cup shredded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut optional, add for enhanced taste
  • 1/2 cup water use while grinding, rest after mixing in the cucumber
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 green chillies deseeded, optional


  • Wash and rinse rice. Soak it for 30 minutes in hot water.
  • Drain the water, and grind the rice, coconut along with salt and water to make the thick, finely coarse batter.
  • Mix in the cucumber. If the batter is too thick add in little water.
  • Heat the steamer. Let the water be hot. Grease the moulds. If you using instant pot, keep fill water, and turn to saute mode on.
  • Pour batter into the moulds. Fill them up until they are just full. Do not overfill them.
  • Place the moulds in the steamer, and steam them for 15-20 minutes. In instant pot, turn off saute mode, place the moulds in, turn on the steam mode, let it steam for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.