Nov 17, 2008

Idli

Idli is a common and popular Breakfast in all
south Indian homes..During childhood days
I dislike Idlis since Amma used to make Idlis
every alternative days..Appa is a die hard fan of
Idlis..The proportion for the rice and urad dal may
vary .
Ingredients
Urad dal - 1 cup
Idli rice - 4 cups
Salt to taste
Method
  • Soak dal with enough water for 2 hrs.
  • Soak rice for 3- 4 hrs.
  • Wash the dal with water and grind it in the wet grinder.
  • Add water little by little . The batter should be like soft butter.
  • Remove the batter from the grinder.
  • Wash the rice and grind it to a coarse batter using enough water.
  • Mix both the batters well with the hands adding salt.
  • Leave the batter to ferment for 8 - 10 hrs in a warm place.
  • The next day morning the batter should be doubled.
  • Don't mix the batter now.Grease the idli plates.
  • Take a ladle of batter and pour into the moulds.
  • Steam in the pressure cooker for 10 min.
  • Remove the plates and wait for some time .Using a broader spoon remove the idlis from moulds.
  • Serve with chutney and sambhar.

Check my fellow runners.

This is off to Srivalli's Rice Mela

1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Curry Leaf 7)Medha 8)Priya 9)Bhawna 10)Raaji 11)Ruchii 12)Anu 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi 18)Raaga 19)Lakshmi Venkatesh 20)Sripriya 21)Viji 22)Pavani 23)Karuna 24)Roochi 25)Kamalika

22 comments:

Laavanya said...

I use the same proportion too - those look perfect.

Happy cook said...

Those idlies looks so fluffy and delicious. I love idlies especially with sambar.

raaji said...

idlid look so fluffy and snow white...We go for idli rava instead of idli rice.....

Curry Leaf said...

Look soft and fluffy

Cham said...

I use the same proportion too and it works well for dosas also! Looks perfect!

Divya Vikram said...

They look airy and soft..

Madhu said...

Beautiful idlis...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Your dad and myself fall under the same category... But now Krish hates idlis and more over with cereals and grains in the morning I just cant remember when I had idlis last :( About the proportion my in-laws use 1:3 ratio and my mother uses 1:4 so there is always someone telling me to use 1:3. Idlis look soft and now you have tempted me...

Medhaa said...

the idlis are so fluffy and nice. Looks great

Sagari said...

wowwwwwww lovely idlis

Siri said...

they looks sooooooooooo fluffy and yummy!..:)

Siri

Shillu said...

I miss good Indian breakfast. everythings is sweet here & i am looking forward to eating all this soon! i love your posts & the cake looks awesome!!

G.Pavani said...

ooh..it looks cute n soft

homecooked said...

Wow....these look so soft and perfect!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry.. looks soft & yummy,,,

lakshmi said...

lots of rice, very little urad dal - that's when you get clouds on a plate :)- like yours in that photograph

i am a big big big big idli fan - i love idlis

Jayashree said...

Looks so soft and fluffy.

Bhawana said...

wow idlis looks mouthwatering. so soft and spongy texture. lovely.

meeso said...

Yuuuuummmmyyyyyy!!!!!!

Roochi said...

You know what... I wanna invite myself to YOUR house to have these softy idlis... but a long travel Germany to US. They are just great

Uj said...

Perfect fluffy idlis :)

Anonymous said...

you can add little fenugreek, it is good for health and it gives red color to your dosa also