Cucumber Idli

Cucumber Idli recipe | Gluten free and Vegan Breakfast Cucumber Idli |
Easy and tasty breakfast and lunch box recipe. This cucumber idli is Gluten free, vegan breakfast. And the best part is No need to ferment the batter and just prepare the batter and wait for 30 minutes and make the idlis.
Best for people who prefer No onion No garlic in the dishes. Stays soft even after it is cooled, makes it perfect lunch box recipe as well.
Idli with cucumber flavor goes well with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice. ALso check these gluten free , vegan Pumpkin Idli, mysore Idli and more breakfast recipes

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Bowl (buy here)

idli plates with steamer (Buy here)

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Cucumber Idli

Cucumber Idli

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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 idlis


  • around 3 cucumbers OR
  • 2.5 cups of grated cucumber
  • 1 cup rice rava / cream of rice / idli rava
  • 1/2 fresh coconut
  • 4 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 to 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1.5 tsp salt or salt to taste

zFor seasoning:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • pinch of hing


  • Wash and peel the skin of the cucumber and then grate
  • Take this grated cucumber in a bowl, add rava, coconut, and salt. Mix it well. cover it and keep it aside for minimum 1/2 hour
  • Grease the idli plates and keep it ready

Prepare the seasoning:

  • Heat the oil in ladle once hot, add hing, mustard seeds after it sputters add jeera, let it pop and then turn off the heat.
  • After 1/2 hour + to the rava and cucumber mix add remaining ingredients - chopped coriander leaves, ginger, green chillies, prepared seasoning and mix it well
  • Put this to the greased idli plates as shown. make sure to mix the batter everytime you take the batter.
  • Steam cook the idlis on medium high heat for 20 minutes. if you are using a pressure cooker don't put the whistle.
  • After 20 minutes -- reduce the heat to low, open the lid carefully and check the idlis. If the idlis are not sticking to the fingers then turn off the heat
  • Leave for a minute and then remove the idlis from the plate.
  • Serve the idlis with chutney