Chocolate Idlis
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Serves: 6
  • ½ cup semolina or suji (I used **fine suji** easily available in Indian stores)
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 10 tsp sugar
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 5 Tbsp water and a few tsp less/more
  1. For making idlis you will need a steamer and Idli stand. I have THIS one and love it!
  2. Turn on your steamer .
  3. In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix until evenly mixed. The consistency of the batter should be in between neither too thick and nor too thin.
  4. Once water is boiling in steamer. add few drops of oil in all the crevices and pour a tbsp or two of batter.
  5. Once done filling, place the idli plate inside the steamer and cover tightly. Let it steam for 10-11 minutes at high gas.
  6. Using a toothpick check for doneness.
  7. Enjoy hot with whipped cream and fresh strawberries!
Ami says :
Lots of readers came back telling me that they loved these idlis.
One reader thought that she didn't enjoy the texture, so to clarify her doubt I wanted you guys to know since Rava idlis are instant idlis made using Rava (semolina or suji), they will always have a slight bite to them. If you are looking for a smoother texture, then I would suggest go with a chocolate cake recipe and turn it into idli.
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