Idli recipes with a twist: Chocolate Idli and Vermicelli Idli


March 30th is celebrated as World Idli Day . Idli- a humble yet scrumptious South Indian dish , finds its place in kitchens all over the country and is enjoyed by one and all.

To celebrate the day, I collaborated with MTR , a well-known brand in food enterprise to whip up two amazing dishes using MTR Idli mixes.

Wow News:

The recipes are also featured in MTR wow cookbook,  a specially curated cook book which was released on World Idli Day and has many unique recipes with Idli being the star ingredient. You can also watch the entire videos on MTR YouTube channel.

Here’s the recipes of my two dishes – Chocolate Idli and Vermicelli Idli.

  1. Chocolate Idli: If you want to surprise your kids with something chocolatey and healthy , then you must try this one. My kids loved this sweet version of Idli and I am sure your family too would once you try it .

Recipe Name: Chocolate Idli

Preparation time: 30 mins

Yields: 16-20 medium sized Idlis

Ingredients Required:

  1. MTR Rice Idli Mix.
  2. Water-135 lt.
  3. Curd: 65 gm
  4. Chocolate chips: 100 gm


  1. Mix Idli mix with water and Curd to make smooth batter.
  2. Grease the Idli mould and pour some batter. Make sure not to fill it completely.
  3. Put Chocolate chips in the centre of the poured batter.
  4. Add more batter to top of chocolate chips.
  5. Steam the Idlis for 15 mins and serve hot or cold .

Watch Video here

2. Vermicelli Idli: Vermicelli or Semiya is a common breakfast item in many household, just like Idli. Here I have combined both and the result is delicious. You can serve this with coriander-coconut chutney or just like that too as a snack with the evening tea.

Ingredients required:

  1. MTR Rava Idli Mix: 100 gm
  2. MTR roasted Vermicelli 100gm
  3. Curd : 350 gm
  4. Coriander leaves : 3gm


  1. In a bowl soak roasted vermicelli in curd for 5 mins.
  2. Add mtr rava idli mix and coriander leaves to the vermicelli-curd batter. Mix well.
  3. Grease the idli mould, pour the batter and steam it for 15 mins.
  4. Serve hot.

Watch video here 

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3 thoughts on “Idli recipes with a twist: Chocolate Idli and Vermicelli Idli”

  1. Hema Gaytari at 3:59 am

    Both the idli variant is super unique, I am keen to try out the chocolate idli for my kiddo and vermicilli idli for us .. Gonna grab the MRT idli mix now

  2. Smita Saksena at 6:04 am

    Chocolate Idli seems to be an interesting one. Would like to try it out. Vermicelli Idli I have tried and it was super yum.

  3. Simrit Bedi at 12:12 pm

    My son loves idli and this looks really easy and delicious. Will definitely make for him soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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