30 Aug

Credit : Sridhar

Idli is a traditional breakfast made in every south indian household. these soft pillowy steam lentil rice cakes, as we call them in english

Ingredients :

  • 1.5 cup UradDal
  • 2 Cup Udalu Grains ( Barnyard Millet)
  • ¼ tsp methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
  • 4 cups water for soaking
  • 1 cup water for soaking urad dal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil as required to apply to the idli moulds

Method :

  1. Soak the Udalu ,  urad dal with methi seeds separately in water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Drain the soaked urad dal. reserve the water.
  3. Grind the urad dal, methi seed with ¼ cup of the reserved water for some seconds. then add remaining ¼ cup water. grind till you get a smooth and fluffy batter.
  4. Remove the urad dal batter in a bowl and keep aside.
  5. Grind the Udalu rice in batches to make a smooth batter.
  6. Mix both the batters together in a large bowl or pan. add salt and mix well.
  7. Cover and let the batter ferment for 8-9 hours or more if required.
  8. Grease the idli moulds.
  9. Pour the batter in the moulds and steam the idlis in a pressure cooker or steamer.
  10. Steam for 10-12 mins or until the idlis are done.
  11. Serve the steaming hot idlis with coconut chutney and sambar.

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