Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  168
  • Protein  7 g
  • Carbohydrates  35 g
  • Fat  0 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  93 mg
  • Potassium  161 mg
  • Phosphorus  90 mg
  • Calcium  24 mg
  • Fiber  3.1 g

Rice Idli

Rice Idli is a dish popularized in India. Enjoy this kidney-friendly version created by the mother of a DaVita patient.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe created by the mother of DaVita dialysis patient Aditya from California and submitted by DaVita dietitian Shawna from California.

Portions: 15     Serving size: 2 idlis

Ingredients

    • 3 cups rice, uncooked   
    • 1 cup black lentils, uncooked, split without skin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

    1. Soak rice and lentils in water. Grind the lentils in a food processor or liquidizer to a smooth paste.
    2. Grind rice not too fine, a little coarse. Mix the two pastes and add salt. Let the batter ferment for 12-14 hours at a warm place (avoid the inside of the oven or on top of a gas stove).
    3. Just before cooking, add the baking soda. Steam idlis on  idli moulds. Serve with sambar.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

2

Helpful hints

    • Lentils contribute extra potassium and phosphorus, so portion must be limited to 2 rice idles.
    • Sambar is a vegetable stew containing pigeon peas, tamarind, vegetables and ground spices. It is very popular in southern India.
    • Serve with cilantro chutney or with a dollop of butter topped with a spoon of sugar.
 

Write a Comment

Already have a myDaVita.com account? Sign in to review. If not, register now.

Tell us what you think.

Rate it:



All comments will be approved by a DaVita teammate and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see frequently asked questions.

What's everyone saying?

1 Comment | Average User Rating:

Rice Idli

teachwalking says:

4

Idli is a very delicious fast food I eat in Artesia, CA. It's not Persian, but it's close, and it's delicious. I am amazed that I don't have to give up anything. I think you are making my life better. Thanks. J.R.

Aug. 06, 2010, 4:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

Have No Fear, Diet Helper is Here

Get kidney-friendly meal plans with DaVita Diet Helper.

Start Today

Recipe Alerts-
Sign Up

Receive a monthly newsletter with our newest kidney-friendly recipes.

Sign Up Today

Download a Cookbook

Get a free recipe collection from the DaVita kitchen.

Start Today

Food Analyzer

Manage your kidney diet by finding values for 13 nutrients, including potassium and phosphorus.

Analyze Now

Phosphorus Challenge

Use this tool to learn about the important role phosphorus plays in the kidney diet.

Sign Up Today

Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Recipes, tips and news for people on a kidney diet.

Read Now

DaVita

© 2004-2014 DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy of medical information | Web Privacy Policy | Safe Harbor Privacy | FAQs | Site map
This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a physician.
Please check with a physician if you need a diagnosis and/or for treatments as well as information regarding your specific condition. If you are experiencing urgent medical conditions, call 9-1-1

117