Monday, February 15, 2016


Idli  Recipe - traditional south Indian breakfast recipe

Idli is a traditional breakfast made in every South Indian house.
It is served with chutney and sambar. Idli is easily digestible as its prepared with fermented batter. Fermentation enhances the nutrients and its still preserved as idli are steam cooked for a short time.

Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Preparation time: 8-10 hours
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Serves: 4

  • Idli rice - 3 cups
  • Urad dal - 1 cup
  • Poha - ½ cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - to taste


1. Wash and soak together idli rice, fenugreek seeds and poha and urad dal separately for at least 8 hours.

2.Grind the soaked idli rice in 2-3 batches to a fine paste. Transfer to a bowl and do the same with urad dal and mix with the rice batter. Combine both the batter well and keep covered in a warm place to ferment for at least 16 hours. The batter should have a thick consistency.

3. When you are ready to make idli, add required salt and pour spoonful of the batter to greased idli moulds and steam cook for about 10-12 minutes. Remove the moulds and let it sit for 2 minutes before unmoulding.

4. Enjoy hot soft idlis with coconut chutney or sambhar.

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