Let’s make your morning breakfast fun by serving these delicious steamed chocolate idlis. An eggless steamed chocolate cake shaped it like an idli made using an idli steamer with limited ingredients like all purpose flour, semolina (rava) and cocoa powder.

Idli is a soft, pillowy steamed savoury cake made from rice and lentil fermented batter. Idli is a popular breakfast in South Indian household. It is served with variety of chutney like coconut chutney, red chutney etc and a lentil soup called sambar. Today’s post is a sweet version of Idli made with common flour, semolina aka rava and flavored with chocolate.

This recipe uses very less oil and sugar. It is also a no butter and egg free recipe. We can replace common flour (maida) with whole wheat flour or oats flour to make it fiber rich. Sweetness can be increased as per your preference. Regular sugar can be replaced with brown sugar, cane sugar, honey etc.

Choco Idli Cake is easy and quick to prepare. It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients or techniques. All we need is the easily available ingredients, a bowl, a spoon or spatula and an idli steamer. And it is ready under 20 minutes. All you need to do once the idli cakes are steamed is to garnish them with the chocolate spread and some other fun toppings like chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts, gems etc.

Don’t have an idli steamer? Not to worry, you can steam them in cupcakes using a normal steamer or a pot using a stand to hold the cupcakes.

(You may also read the recipe of Steamed Chicken Wrapped in Banana Leaf )

These choco idli cakes are super soft, light, moist and spongy with fantastic chocolate flavor and amazing texture. And with the toppings of chocolate sauce and the colourful sprinklers and toppings, your kids gonna drool over it. I am pretty sure it is gonna be a super duper hit 😉. These chocolate idlis can also be served with a little powdered sugar or whipped cream & fresh strawberries, blue berries and more.

Kids can’t resist this delicious beauties. So, the next time you have a bachha party / kids party at home, don’t forget to check and try out this Chocolate Idli Cake.

You may also check and try the breakfast recipes from my blog and do share your thoughts about the recipe with me.

Well, if you make this steamed chocolate idli cake, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations. Now let’s jump to the recipe.

Here is a quick video of the process of making these super cute and super delicious beauties.


Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients :

All Purpose Flour – ½ cup
Semolina – ¼ cup
Cocoa powder – 2 tsp
2 tbsp Chocolate chips (optional)
Oil – 2-3 tbsp + for greasing idli pan
Curd – 3 tbsp
Sugar – 3 tbsp (you can increase as per your taste)
Milk – ¼ cup
Baking Soda – ¼ tsp
Baking powder – ¼ tsp
Vanilla Essence – ½ tsp
Colourful Sprinkles and chocolate sauce for serving
Water as required for steaming

For chocolate sauce :
Chocolate – 20 gms
Cocoa powder – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Milk – 2-3 tbsp

How to make Chocolate Idli Cake :

In a mixing bowl add the curd and sugar. Whisk it nicely till the sugar is dissolved completely.

Add baking soda and semolina, mix well and keep aside for about 10-12 mins.

Seive the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and mix well.

Add oil, vanilla essence and milk to the curd mixture and mix well.

Heat water in idli steamer. Grease the idli plate with oil and set aside. Add the flour mixture to the curd mixture and fold gently to make a smooth batter.

Now spoon this into the greased idli plate and steam for 10 mins on medium heat. A toothpick inserted should come out clean.

Meanwhile melt the chocolate and sugar. Add cocoa powder, milk, mix and stir well and make a smooth sauce.

Remove the cake plate from the steamer and let it cool down for few mins.

Take out the cake from the plate slowly. Serve chocolate sauce and sprinkles or can just serve at it is.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

❤ Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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