Potato Idly / Potato Waffle

Are you looking for a unique lunch box recipe! Try this yummy potato idly, packed with lentils, potato and veggies. Or are you running out of ideas for breakfast ! Hmm, how can I help you, well just grind the ingredients mentioned in the idly batter recipe and make waffles!


  • Potatoes : 4 to 5
  • Tur dal : 1 cup
  • Bengal gram dal : 1 cup
  • Coconut, grated : 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies: 4-5 (adjust according to size and the spice level of your green chillies)
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Jeera – 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 a bunch
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
  • Salt, to taste


For the idly

  • Soak the 2 dals for 2 hours
  • Drain and grind with green chillies to an idly consistency
  • Cook the potatoes, peel the skin and chop into fine pieces
  • Cook the carrots
  • Chop coriander leaves into fine pieces. Add salt, jeera, and the grated coconut to the ground dal. Add asafetida, chopped potatoes, cooked carrot and coriander leaves
  • Grease the idli mould with oil and fill the batter in the cups of the idli stand. Pour 1 cup of water in the pressure pan or fill up to the required level in an idly cooker
  • Steam the idlis for 10-15 minutes until well cooked and soft. Remove the stand from the cooker. Cool slightly and remove the idlies one by one from the idly mould using a spoon
  • Serve hot and enjoy with sambhar or chutney 😊

For the waffle

Note: Since this batter has potato pieces, coriander and carrot pieces, I made a puree of the batter in a blender, so that my waffles have a crisp and smooth texture.

  • Grind the batter to a smooth paste in a blender or mixer
  • Preheat the waffle iron and grease with vegetable oil or use a vegetable oil spray. This will ensure that your waffles come out clean
  • Follow the instructions to make the waffle. I use a cuisinart waffle maker and the steps below list instructions for the same:
    • Preheat the waffle maker and wait until the green light turns on
    • Pour 2 ladles of the batter in the center, gently spread with a spatula leaving an inch towards the edges
    • Choose the desired browning setting and wait for the green light to turn on again
  • Your waffles are now ready 🙂

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