September 25, 2020


-1 cup rice (To be washed and soaked overnight)

-2 tbsp poha/ beaten rice (optional)

-1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

-1 tsp lemon juice with 1 tsp baking soda (Aluminium free)

-4 to 5 tbsp fresh coconut (grated)


Step 1

Grind soaked rice, poha (beaten rice), fenugreek seeds, grated coconut with little water into a thick batter. (Thicker than idli batter)

Step 2

Combine lemon juice with baking soda and mix it with the batter. Let it ferment for 2 hours.

Step 3

Add salt and mix it gently. Pour the batter into idli moulds and steam for 10-15 minutes. Make sure to just fill less than 1/2 the mould as the bater rises up quite a bit.

Step 4

Serve along with coconut chutney or any Goan gravy accompaniments.

Health Benefits

Brown rice is comparatively a whole grain than the usual white rice. It is packed with fiber and promotes fullness. It can also help in lowering down the cholesterol levels. Fenugreek seeds adds on to the fiber content of the recipe.

Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

One of iThrive’s biggest focus is to teach anyone how to harness the healing power of food. In order to do this, we have been creating innovative and delicious recipes that are filling, tasty and full of healing benefits. This one is just one of those recipes.

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.