Chef Kunal Kapur’s Goli Idli Butter Garlic Recipe Is Everything Delicious

Chef Kunal Kapur's Goli Idli Butter Garlic Recipe Is Everything Delicious

Idli, a popular South Indian breakfast, is usually served with sambar or coconut dip. The airy delicacy is made from a special rice batter. Udupi, Chettinad, Kanchipuram, Rava, Thatte, Ramessari and Moode are a few popular variants of Idlis enjoyed in the south. While you may think that preparing a delicious dish of Idli is a tedious task, Chef Kunal Kapoor is here to help. In an Instagram post, the chef shared the recipe to prepare lip-smacking butter garlic goli idlis. All you need are a few ingredients and some rice balls. Alongside the recipe, Chef Kunal Kapoor wrote, “Butter Garlic Idli is easy to prepare, uses very few ingredients and can be enjoyed any time of the day. Enjoy cooking.”

Follow the steps and cook this South Indian delicacy any time of the day.

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While we all enjoy idlis, this Butter Garlic Goli idli is in a league of its own!

Here is the full recipe for Butter Garlic Goli Idli by Chef Kunal Kapur:


  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Green chili (chopped) – 1/2 tsp
  • Onions (chopped) – 3 tbsp
  • Corn niblet – a handful
  • Lemon
  • Spring onion


Step 1: Heat a pan on the stove. Add some butter, once it is melted add some minced garlic and green pepper.

Step 2: Mix it up and add chopped onions as well as some corn kernels. Saute the ingredients well.

Step 3: Add a squeeze of lemon and put the rice balls in it. Mix it nicely so that the vegetable mix and the flavor get into the Idli.

Step 4: Garnish the dish with some spring onions and it’s ready to serve.

If you have trouble preparing rice balls or goli idli, don’t worry. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Boil water in a pan, now add some salt and ghee. Empty some rice flour and keep the utensils aside. Let the water soak it.

Step 2: Once the mixture has cooled a bit, make a soft dough. If necessary, you can add hot water.

Step 3: Make small balls of the rice dough. And steam them for 10-15 minutes.

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