Making the best brown rice idli at home - 24 Mantra Organic

Making the best brown rice idli at home - 24 Mantra Organic


Soft and Fluffy Brown Rice Idli


According to phytochemical profiling of brown rice, it has been found that it offers a host of nutritional benefits to the consumer, which are otherwise lost when the bran layer of rice is eliminated from the grain of rice. Not only is brown rice better in texture but it has a nutty flavour which is easy to digest and tastes better than white rice. As a storehouse of bioactive compounds and amino acids, it is a safe food for consumption.

Rice happens to be one of the most staple items of food in the Indian diet. As such, the consumption of rice is concentrated in Asian countries, which also account for up to 90% of the world’s rice production. If you have been planning to introduce brown rice in your family’s diet, you are surely making the right choice since they do not contain harmful chemicals and reduce health risks with their organic purity.


Making brown rice idli is an excellent breakfast option since it contains a vast concentration of proteins, minerals, lipids and vitamins. Especially if you are going for the organic variety. Here is a complete expansion of the nutritional content found in brown rice.



Protein (g/100 g) 7.1–8.3
Crude fat (g/100 g) 1.6–2.8
Available carbohydrates (g/100 g) 73–76
Crude fiber (g/100 g) 0.6–1.0
Crude ash (g/100 g) 1.0–1.5
Energy (kcal) 363–385
Thiamine (mg/100 g) 0.29–0.61
Riboflavin (mg/100 g) 0.04–0.14
Niacin (mg/100 g) 3.5–5.3
Vitamin E (mg/100 g) 0.90–2.50
Nicotinic acid (mg/100 g) 4.4–6.2
Pantothenic acid (mg/100 g) 0.66–1.86
Ca (mg/100 g) 10–50
Na (mg/100 g) 3.1–17.6
K (mg/100 g) 120–340
Fe (mg/100 g) 0.7–5.4
Mn (mg/100 g) 1.3–4.2
Zn (mg/100 g) 1.5–2.2
P (g/100 g) 0.17–0.43


The easiest brown rice idli recipe for your home

To make idli, most people make use of white rice. However, brown rice idli is just as delicious as that and also good for your health. Did you know that organic brown rice is cultivated responsibly which protects the earth with sustainable practices? Probably the only thing which you need to keep in mind while making brown rice idli is that its batter can go rancid quite easily. It is better to prepare an optimum quantity at first and use it up before mixing up another bowl.


Make brown rice idli to kick start your day with a dose of health and nutrition! Here are some fun facts about the idli we are about to prepare using brown rice.

Cuisine Type Indian
Preparation Time 4 hours
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Category Snacks and breakfast
Serving Size 4
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Do not let the preparation time deter you from making these tasty idlis. The quality of taste that brown rice idli will bring to your plate will make it worth it! You may want to adjust the ingredients based on the serving size.

What are the ingredients which you need to make brown rice idli?

  • Brown rice – Approximately 2.5 cups
  • Urad Dal – ½ cup
  • Poha – ¼ cup
  • Methi seeds (Fenugreek seeds) – ½ tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as needed

Note that the quantity of a cup mentioned here is 250 ml.

What are the steps involved in making brown rice idli recipe? 

  • You should start by washing the brown rice thoroughly. Make sure that you are getting rid of all the debris which may be coating the rice. Once the rice is cleaned properly, soak them in water along with urad dal, methi seeds and poha. You can leave them immersed in water for the next 4 to 5 hours.
  • Drain the water in which the ingredients have soaked for at least 4 hours, and combine them in a grinder, with some salt and water. You will need to grind the batter to a smooth consistency. For this, you may need to add some water at intervals between the grinding. Once you achieve the desired consistency, transfer the contents of the grinder to a vessel and cover it with a lid, allowing the ground batter to ferment for the next 8 to 10 hours.
  • Check back the next day and you will find that the batter of the brown rice idli would have raised well. You can now mix the batter well. Proceed to grease the moulds of idli maker with some oil of your choice. Pour the batter on these moulds and let the idli steam in the pressure cooker for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Once the idlis are cooked, allow them to cool down for a while in the vessel. Serve by sliding a knife or fork under the mould to remove the idli.
  • Enjoy with a bowl of sambhar and coconut chutney for a zesty meal.

Conclusion: The Exclusive way to cook tasty brown rice idli

We hope that you followed up easily with this recipe to make brown rice idli. Try to use the batter at the same time to make yummy idlis. Although it is optional to add methi seeds and poha while grinding the idli batter, you will see that adding them makes your idli soft and fluffy. The batter should not be too thick, otherwise, your idlis may turn out to be hard. Get a healthy dose of nutrition with this quick idli making recipe, which adds diversity to the meal options and also promotes a sustainable livelihood for small farmers by enhancing their livelihood.

Also, if you have children and elders at home, you can feel satisfied to serve them these healthy snacks, which protect them from cancer-causing pesticides in their food.

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Brown Rice and Savour the taste of organic goodness.

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