Indulge in Chocolate Idlis: A Perfect Tiffin Treat for Kids

Chocolate idlis are a delightful twist on the traditional breakfast dish, perfect for a school snack tiffin. Combining the comfort of idlis with rich chocolate flavor, these treats are fun and nutritious. To prepare, mix semolina, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, yogurt, and milk into a batter, then steam in idli molds. Once cooled, pack them in a tiffin box with parchment paper to keep them fresh. Adding chocolate sauce or fresh fruit slices makes the snack even more enjoyable.


1 cup semolina (rava/suji)

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 cup yogurt (curd)

1/4 cup milk

2 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)

1/2 tsp baking soda

A pinch of salt

Ghee or oil for greasing the idli molds


In a mixing bowl, combine semolina, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.

Add yogurt and mix well; the mixture will be thick.

Gradually add milk to achieve a medium-thick batter consistency, ensuring it’s not too thick or runny.

Let the batter rest for 10-15 minutes so the semolina can absorb the moisture.

Grease the idli molds with ghee or oil to prevent sticking.

Just before steaming, add baking soda to the batter and mix well until slightly frothy.

Pour the batter into the greased idli molds, filling each about 3/4 full.

Optionally, add a few chocolate chips on top of each mold.

Place the idli stand in a steamer or pressure cooker (without the whistle/weight) with water at the bottom.

Steam the idlis on medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove the idli stand from the steamer and let it cool for a few minutes.

Carefully unmold the idlis using a spoon or knife.

Serving: Serve the chocolate idlis warm. They can be enjoyed as is or with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for added sweetness.


Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the batter for a richer flavor.

Enjoy your delicious and unique chocolate idlis!

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker