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Banana Idli

- Submitted by Dahlia on 15th Apr 2010

(Ripe Banana Dosa, Instant Ripe Banana Idli )

Banana Idli

This is a quick recipe that you can make with ripened bananas as an evening snack, a quick tiffin or even for festivals. The aroma of ghee with ripe bananas and coconut is very inviting.


  • Rava (Semolina / Sooji) - 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Bananas - 3-4 (mashed up)
  • Sugar / Brown Sugar / Jaggery - 1/2 cup (or to taste)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - as needed


  1. Mash the bananas, preferably by hand.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add little water and make it like idli batter.
  4. Grease the idli plates with some ghee and pour a spoonful of batter in it.
  5. Steam for 15 minutes.

Serving Banana Idli

  • Serve the banana idli as a snack or as a tiffin.

Banana Dosa

Banana Dosa

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Comments (2)

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Hi, tried banana idli came out well, but little denser. .!!
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yes it is a little denser but the taste is great..

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Comment by Rashmi N
           Isnt it possible to make the banana idli w/o baking soda...want to make it for kids as a healthy option?

Reply :-

         Baking soda makes the idlis light and spongey. You can definetely make it with the soda. The idlis will be little denser and won't rise. The taste is going to be the same.
Comment by swaroopa sairam
          Hi.. could you please tell wt is lemon zest?

Reply :-

           Lemon Zest is the outer skin of the lemon. The colored skin is scraped gently using a grater or zester. It gives a nice nice lemony flavor to the recipes.

Comment by ambika rajendran
         can all types of banana ()nendran, mondan, robusta...etc....) be used for these preparations or are only certain types will be preferable 

Reply :-

         Hi Ambika, Any type of banana should be fine except nendran. I have used robusta here.

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