Sunday, May 24, 2009


Idli is basically a dish from south India and is a part of daily meal there but it is becoming as popular in north India also.Idlis are basically dumplings made from rice and lentil.I always had idlis outside at food joints but this time I thought of making by my own.So here is the simple idli recipe and sambhar recipe I have posted already so you can have a look in my previous posts.Here is the link to sambhar

Idli Rice( non-basmati) 2 cups
Urad dal(split,white one) 1 cup
Methi/fenugreek seeds 1 tsp

1. Wash and soak urad dal and rice with fenugreek seeds separately in water for 5-6 hours.
2. Grind the urad dal and rice separately and add little water in steps if required while grinding.
3. Mix both of the pastes together.Add salt to it and keep overnight or for 12 hours for fermentation at warm place.
4. Grease the idli stand with oil and pour spoonful of batter in it.
5. Add water in idli stand container and bring it to a boil.Now place the idli stand in it and cover this container.

6. Cook the idlis for 15-20 minutes and check if the batter is not sticking to your fingers then it means the idlis are done.

7. Remove the stand from the container and take the idlis out with the help of a spoon.

8. Enjoy hot idlis with sambhar and coconut chutney.

Note: After fermenting well you can keep this batter in refrigerator and use it whenever required.It can lasts for a week.

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