Instant vermicelli Idli-Super Quick Recipe

Instant Semiya/vermicelli idli

Instant Semiya/vermicelli idli, is a rescue recipe if your refrigerator runs out of Idli batter. This recipe yields very soft and spongy Idlies that can be made with less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 685kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar



  • 1 Cup Vermicelli  
  • 1/2 Cup Semolina /sooji/ rava
  • 1 Cup Yogurt / curd
  • 1/2 tsp Fruit Salt Eno Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as required

Ingredients For Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Black Mustard Seeds  
  • 1 tsp Skinless black gram /urad dal
  • 1 tsp Split chickpea /chana dal
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 tsp Curry Leaves   Chopped


  • Take a cup of vermicelli, and have.
  • In a bowl add vermicelli, rava, curd, salt.
  • Combine them well and keep it aside for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat pan with a teaspoon of cooking oil. Add mustard seeds, urad dal and Bengal gram.
  • Once mustard seeds start cracking, add asafoetida and chopped curry leaves. Stir until asafoetida sizzles in oil.
  • Add the tempering to the vermicelli mixture. Add fruit salt just before making Idlies.
  • In the Idli pot, pour the batter evenly into each mold. Steam for about 5-10 mins.


Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1425mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 197.8mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 3.2mg