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Goli idli recipe | masala rice balls recipe | masala goli idli

It is an easy and less-oil breakfast recipe made with tiny pebbles of rice flour balls. these rice balls are steamed till it becomes soft. it is healthy and prepared with minimal ingredients. It is generally served with a choice of spicy red chutney or coconut chutney. In this recipe, I share 2 types of idli one are original goli idli with tadka and another spicy version which is not an authentic goli idli version. So with minimal ingredients do try this!

The key to making soft and tasty goli idli at home are
  • Firstly, I grind raw rice and make a fine powder of it but you can use store-bought rice flour or idli Rava, Bombay rava to make this idli.
  • Use 1:2 ratios of rice flour and water to cook it, if you add less water then rice dough will be properly cooked.
  • Knead the rice dough really well, to get super-soft idli.
  • These idli are best steamed in a large kadai also balls may not overlap each other while steaming.
  • Make sure to steam the idli on medium flame else the idli will turn hard.
  • Lastly, goli idli tastes great when bite-sized balls are prepared and served with spicy red chutney.
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Goli idli recipe | masala rice balls recipe | masala goli idli

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine south indian
Servings 3


For idli

  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • Pinch of hing
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 1 inch chopped ginger

For masala tempering

  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp maggi masala


  • In a mixture jar, add 1 cup of raw rice and grind it into fine powder.
  • Now, in a pan add 2 cup of water, salt, and oil. Bring it to a boil.
  • Then add rice flour gradually and mix well until the water is absorbed well.
  • Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the flour turn soft and moist.
  • Now transfer the flour into a mixing bowl and knead to a smooth and soft dough.
  • Now take a very small-sized ball and roll it into a round shape.
  • Then grease a plate with oil and place all the balls in it.
  • in a kadai, add 2 cups of water and place a plate of balls into a steamer, and steam for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Then cool down the steam ball slightly.
  • For tempering, in a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, chana dal, urad dal, and hing. Sauté for a minute.
  • Now add curry leaves, chopped green chili, and chopped ginger pieces. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add steamed idli and mix gently without breaking the idli.
  • cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the flavors are absorbed.
  • Take out some idli into a bowl, then add red chili powder and Maggi masala to it. mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander and enjoy goli idli with spicy chutney.


  • the quantity of water should be double than of rice flour.
  • knead cooked rice dough for 4-5 minutes till it becomes soft and smooth.
  • make small and round shape idli balls.
  • Do not over steam idli otherwise, it will become hard.
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