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How To make Chinese Idli? | Instant Chinese Idli Recipe

Chinese Idli is a fusion dish that combines the flavors of Chinese cuisine with the traditional Indian Idli. The soft and fluffy Idli is topped with a savory and spicy Chinese sauce that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Here is a breakfast recipe that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat.


For Idli:

  • 1 cup Idli rice
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water as required

For Chinese Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (minced)
  • 1/4 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup carrots (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cabbage (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup capsicum (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt as per taste


For Idli:

  • Wash the Idli rice and urad dal separately and soak them in water for at least 4-5 hours.
  • In a grinder, grind the urad dal and fenugreek seeds together to make a smooth and fluffy batter.
  • Next, grind the soaked rice to a fine paste.
  • Mix both the batters and add salt as per taste.
  • Keep the batter aside for fermentation overnight.
  • Grease the Idli molds with oil and pour the batter into them.
  • Steam the Idlis for 10-15 minutes on medium flame.
  • Check the Idlis by inserting a toothpick in them. If the toothpick comes out clean, the Idlis are ready.

For Chinese Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic and ginger. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  • Next, add chopped carrots, cabbage, and capsicum. Cook them for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, red chili sauce, tomato ketchup, sugar, and salt. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Remove the pan from the flame.


  • Take the steamed Idlis out of the molds and place them on a plate.
  • Pour the Chinese sauce over the Idlis.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Chinese Idli is a delicious and unique dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or a meal. It is a perfect fusion of Indian and Chinese flavors that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

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