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Idli is an amazing South Indian sort of dumpling, steamed rice cake. It is made by steaming batter traditionally made from pulses (specifically black lentils) and rice.The idli is a common fastfood available everywhere in India, especially in the states that make up South India. Most often eaten at breakfast or as a snack.It is recognized as one of the most healthiest foods in the world.


Parboiled rice - 1 cups
Raw rice - 1 cups
Black gram dal /urad dal - 1 cup
Cooked rice - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
A pinch baking soda
Oil for smearing moulds


1. Soak the 2 kinds of rice together with water. Soak the urad dal in water separately, And let both soak for a minimum of 5-6 hours.
2. Thoroughly wash the black gram dal and grind adding water, Till the mixture is smooth, Light and frothy. Wash and grind the 2 kinds of rice and the cooked rice into a paste without making it absolutely smooth as one does for dosais.
Add salt to taste and mix thoroughly. Pour into a large bowl and allow to ferment overnight.
3. Mix the batter again in the morning, and add baking soda, First mixing it in a spoon of batter. Mix well. The batter should be thick like cake batter. Water may b added if it is too thick.
4. Smear idli moulds with oil, and pour the batter in each of them till they are three quarters full. Steam the idlis in a pressure cooker or a steamer for about 10 minutes.
5. Serve hot with chutney, molagapudi or sambhar.


  1. Unknown said...
    Idli looks delicious.....Can eat it anytime.....
    Unknown said...
    Idli and chutney looks yummy.....Pics are great....
    Cham said...
    Ur ratio for idli is quiet different, looks fluffy those idlis! Yummy with chutney
    Srikitchen said...
    idlis are nice.... but the batter i prepare will be diferent.. u can check it in my blog and try that also.. urs is too good and unique... love it!

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