Monday, 30 January 2012

IDLI recipe,Steamed Rice Cakes

Idli is a famous south Indian breakfast which is popular throughout India .. It is nothing but the steam cakes served along with sambhar/coconut chutney. There are two types batter used in preparing idlis, 1-it’s a combination of rava (usually called as idli rava) and urad dal. 2-it is with the rice and urad dal.Here im showing the recipe using rice and urad dal.


Rice -2 cups
Urad dal -1 cup
salt -1 tsp (as per the taste)
Baking Soda - A pinch
Ghee/clarified butter -  for greasing

· Wash and drain the rice and dal. Add sufficient water and soak them for 6-8 hrs.
· Grind it into a smooth paste in a blender.
· Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
· Batter is done when it is well fermented.
· Grease the idle moulds or pan well & fill each with 3/4th full of batter.
· Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.
· Use a small spoon to remove the idlis.
· Serve them hot.


Anshu said...

Helthy choice for breakfast. Thanks for sharing the recipe !!

You must have tried the traditional south indian idlis. Here is my little innovation with idlis...try them in chinese style

Explore the recipe at

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