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Keto Idli Recipe (in Less Than 15 Minutes)

Keto Idli

Idlis are tasty, but not Ketogenic! That’s the dilemma when you’re an idli-lover and following a Ketogenic diet, but we found a way around that too, with “Priya idli recipe.”

They are almost as tasty as homemade Rice idli or Rava idli, but in a Ketogenic way, so you won’t be that disappointed… You can enjoy them, with my Keto Coconut Chutney, or simple homemade Mint Chutney.

Idli is a traditional fermented rice and black gram based food. Idli batter is prepared by soaking polished parboiled rice and decorticated black gram for 4 h at 30 ± 1 °C in water — NCBI.

Keto Idli can be prepared in not more than 15 minutes. You can carry it to work, have it as a snack, and store it in the fridge for a week.

The cooking time is merely 3–4 minutes, and prepping up takes only 10 minutes! Already salivating? Let’s start with the ingredients, then:

Keto Idli

Keto Idli Recipe

Keto Idli can be prepared in not more than 15 minutes. You can carry it to work, have it as a snack, and store in the fridge for a week.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to make Idli, How to prepare Keto-Idli, Keto Idli, Keto Idli Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 80kcal
Author Priya Dogra


  • Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Microwave
  • knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon


  • 15 gm Psyllium Husk
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 100 gm Grated Paneer
  • 1 tbsp Hung Curd
  • ½ cup Coconut Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Some water (for adjusting dough consistency)


  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. You can also use a mixer for better mixing.
  • Now, add paneer, oil, and hung curd to the mixture. Mix well!
  • Form a soft dough out of the mixture by kneading. Add water, if required, to reach desired consistency.
  • Divide the dough into 8, equal parts, and roll each of them to form balls.
  • Press them from one side against a hard surface, or between your hands to make an idli-like shape.
  • Grease a parchment paper and place the idlis on it.  Place a water bath below the dish if steaming in a microwave/ or use an idli maker to steam.
  • Steam for 3 minutes at high in a microwave, check with a toothpick once done, or for 15 minutes in a steamer on medium heat.
  • Take out the cooked idlis, add some garnishing, like fresh-cut coriander or curry leaves. They are all ready to be served on a plate. Serve hot with your favorite sauce(s)!
  • If you want to add a South Indian touch, once the idlis are done, heat a teaspoon of Ghee, add half a teaspoon of mustard seeds let them splutter, curry leaves, a pinch of red chilly powder, some salt. And pour this over the semi-warm idlis.


Please let them cool completely so that they become firm.
The consistency of the idlis might be soft but also holdable.
Nutritional Information for Keto Idli
Carbohydrates – 1.5 grams (net)
Fat – 6 grams
Fiber – N/A
Protein – 5 grams

So, there you go, that was all about preparing Keto idlis. You can now get started and have it. Started already? Share your comments, opinions, remarks, suggestions, corrections, etc. via the dedicated comments section below. Until next time!

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