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Recipe: Panchratna Idli

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

For breakfast, we all love to have South Indian dishes like idlis and dosas. But these are high in carbs, since they are usually made from rice or suji. Excess of carbs may result in weight gain and other health problems, so it is important to limit carb intake in one’s diet. In fact, there is a lot of push these days to replace these grains with multiple and healthier grain such as ragi, jowar and oats, as they are rich in various essential macro and micro nutrients. Including these grains in daily diet reduces chances of various non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and cancer. Through this blog we aim to add a healthy breakfast recipe to your diet which has the richness of multiple grains and pulses, is light and easy to make, and will give you the right kick to start your day. Try replacing your regular idlis with these healthy Panchratna Idlis for your next breakfast and we are sure you would love this change.

Do you know?

Cereal and pulse combination enhances your overall protein intake. Amino acids are the building block of proteins. Pulses are deficient in one of the amino acids (methionine) but rich in another amino acid (lysine), whereas, cereals have high methionine and low lysine content. Thus, the combination of cereal-pulse is needed to ensure that the body gets the required protein from these sources.


  • ½ katori powdered oats

  • ½ katori ragi flour (finger millet)

  • ½ katori jowar flour (sorghum)

  • ½ katori suji (semolina)

  • ¼ katori moong dal

  • ½ katori curd

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 tsp salt (can be adjusted as per taste)

  • 1.5 tsp eno or 3/4th tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp oil or ghee

Serving: 15 idlis

Calorific Value (per idli):

  • Energy: 64 kcal

  • Protein: 2.5 gm

  • Carbs: 12.05 gm

  • Fats: 1 gm

  • Fibre: 2 gm