Broken Wheat Idly/Gothumai Rava Idly

Entering the first week of 53rd edition of Blogging Marathon and this week theme is going to be Guilt free indulgence.
As these days everybody is changing their food habits to lead a healthy life.One such thing is substituting the whole grains and millets in traditional recipes.
Idly is a common healthy breakfast made with rice and lentil in almost every South Indian house hold.The regular rice idly needs grinding as well as fermentation and the amount of carbohydrate is considerably more due to the amount of rice used.People who wants reduce their carbohydrate intake can substitute with whole grains and millets.
Coming to the recipe,I used the broken wheat to make this idly,you can also add 1/4 cup of oats along with broken wheat.This is an instant version and doesn't need fermentation.I  paired up the idly with two varieties of chutney and its a filling and balanced meal if its served along with a bowl of sambar.With no further delay lets move on to the recipe....................................

                                                              Broken Wheat Idly

    Basic Information

    Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
    Cooking time ~ 12 -15 minutes
    Makes ~  10  


Broken wheat1 cup
Thick Yogurt/ketti thayir3/4 cup
Ginger/inji(finely chopped)1 tsp(optional)
Green chilly/pachamilagai2 (finely chopped)
Eno fruit salt3/4 tsp
Carrot (grated)1-2 tbs(optional)
Curry leaves/karivepillai1 sprig
Coriander leaves/kothamallifor garnishing
Salt1 tsp
Oil2 tsp+1 tsp for

  For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparppu1 tsp
Channa dhal/kadalaparuppu2 tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch


  • Whisk the curd and set it aside.In a pan heat the oil and do the tempering with the given ingredients the add ginger,green chilly and curry leaves.Add in the broken wheat.Fry it in a medium flame till it becomes golden and a nice aroma comes out.Put off the flame and let it cool down for couple of minutes.Add it to the whisked yogurt,add salt and mix it well.

  • Adjust the consistency with water.Add in the chopped carrot and coriander leaves to it.Let it stand for 3-5 minutes.If needed add little water at this stage.Now add the eno fruit salt and mix it well.Grease the idly plate with oil and  pour the batter in each mould.Steam it for 10-12 minutes or till a tooth pick comes out clean.With the help of knife or spoon remove it from the idly plate.

  • Broken wheat Idly is ready.Serve it with sambar and chutney of your choice.

  • Don't keep the batter for a long time after adding the eno fruit salt,steam it right away to get a nice fluffy idly.
  • Here I used one day older yogurt to get a nice tangy taste.
  • If the batter is too thick add little more water to adjust the consistency.If the batter is too thin also,the idly doesn't comes out good.
  • If the broken wheat is too coarse,grind it in the blender for a minute without adding water.


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This versionof idli looks nice nalini. I have tried oats version, but didn't come out so great.

Looks good Nalini ! I have a similar one coming up soon

wheat idli looks spongy...nice idea to use broken wheat other then making upma...

Idli looks so soft and spongy.. Nicely done .

Healthy and wholesome idlis. We too loves these as a quick dinner idea.

Quick and healthy idly and look yummy

Highly irresistible platter, wat a healthy idlies they are, my fav.

The idlis have come out so well! I love the broken wheat idlis. They are so hearty and filling.

Stunning pictures nalini and what a delicious looking Idlis..

such beautiful pictures you make...loved the background and rustic feel of it

Broken wheat idles looks so sinful.beautifully captured..

Must try this idli, like the idea , super one !

Very popular at home and you have made them perfectly.

such a nice and healthy idly. Bookmarked

Idli looks so light and fluffy. Nice pictures too.

Your wheat rawa idlis look so fluffy and delicious Nalini. Awesome clicks.

Yummy idlies nalini!! I have made them earlier so know how healthy and light these are!! With some delectable chutney, this is an awesome breakfast! !!

I to make them with different combinations of veges, and some time I mix some semiya also looks so soft ans very inviting plate...

This idli has a nice texture.Good one nalini

Yummy Idli's and awesome clicks!!

Just love your delicious

Please provide an alternative to Eno fruit salt. I dont prefer that.

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