Idli (Steamed Rice and Lentil Cakes)


Ingredients:
  • Idli Rice or Any Rice: 2 Cups
  • Urad Daal (Black Gram Daal): 1 Cup
  • Fenugreek seeds: 1 tsp
  • Salt To Taste
  • Oil
Procedure:
  • Wash rice couple of times and soak in sufficient amount of water for at least 7 hrs.
  • Wash daal couple of times and soak in sufficient amount of water for at least 7 hrs. Also soak fenugreek seeds in some water or you can soak them with rice or daal.
  • Grind daal until smooth and fluffy, adding just the required amount of water to grind into a smooth paste.
  • Grind the rice and fenugreek seeds into a smooth paste, adding just the required amount of water to grind into a smooth paste.
  • Combine both batters in a large container as batter will increase in volume after fermentation. Add salt to taste and set aside for at least 12 hours or until the batter ferments.
  • Grease idli mold with oil. Pour batter in molds and place these molds in idli cooker or steamer or in pressure cooker. If you are using pressure cooker don't put weight.
  • Cook these idlis for about 15 minutes. When you insert a tooth pick/clean knife into the steamed idlis it should come out clean.
  • Allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Then remove idlis from molds.
  • Serve hot with chutney or sambar.
Notes:
  • Instead of rice you can use idli rava.
  • Best way to ferment this batter in winter is in oven. Preheat oven on low temperature for 5 minutes and place batter container in the oven and start the light of oven and close the door.
  • If you don't have oven place container in a warm place and cover container with warm blanket.
This is my entry for my CFK:Rice event brainchild of Sharmi of Neivedyam

27 comments:

Asha said...

Idlis look so fluffy, delicious combo! :)

Vishali said...

Hey Trupti dear, wt a coincidence I too have just posted an Idli recipe. Urs looks gr8. love with sambhar.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Idlis are very soft and make a great breakfast... its been ages since I made them...

Kalyani said...

Idli's look great Trupti ....
Nice entry to the rice event ...

Pooja said...

I never get bored eating these..Looking soft and nice trupti...Nice combo with yummy sambar..

Vrinda said...

My fav breakfast..while grinding i add cooked rice too..Your idli looks soft and yummy..

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! nice recipe

Trupti said...

Thank you very much Asha.

What a coincident Vishali. I was supposed to post this post last wk but i posted today.

THank you very much Ramya.. now make some idlis

Thank you very much Kalyani.

Same here Pooja. My family nerver get bored of this.

Thank you very much Vrinda. I also heard same from my some one. Next time I will use rice.

Thank you very much Mangala

Lavanya said...

i am not a big fan of idli..i dont know why..yours looks so yummy trupti!!

Priya said...

Soft and fluffy Idlies looks great!

Priya Sriram said...

Idlis have come out very soft and looks very inviting Trupti! Great recipe! :)

Ushanandini said...

Idli looks fluffy and with sambar slurp!Nice combo ! :D

Ramya Bala said...

my fav breakfast too :)

thank u so much trupthi..sorry for the late acknowledgement and thank u so much...got caught up with smtg else for past two weeks :(

Uma said...

those are some yummy, fluffy idlis Trupti! Looks great :)

Khaugiri said...

Hey Trupi, Idlis are looking very soft & fluffy....... Aaiga sakali sakali baghitala khup khaychi ichcha zali aahe :)

Prathibha said...

Idli n sambar are made for each other combo type...looking yummy..one of the staple breakfast at my place.

Purva Desai said...

Idlis look soft and fluffy

Parita said...

I love idlis..its a comfort food :)

Sireesha said...

My favorite breakfast...Idli looks fluffy and delicious...How r u trupti?

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love idli / Sambhar / Idli Podi, my favorite comfort food , I can eat that any time :)

Valarmathi said...

Idli looks so fluffy and soft.

Vanamala said...

Idli looks fluffy...

lissie said...

Trupi, I love to have idli and sambar for breakfast! Idlis look so soft...

Ashwini said...

Lovely combination Trupti. Great for this heat.

Trupti said...

Thank you lavanya. You are the first person that I know who doesn't like idly :(

Thank you very much Priya, Priya, Usha.

Thank you and you are welcome Ramya. Hope everything is fine.

Thank you very much Uma, Preeti. Ag preeti mag wat kashachi baghate. Plate ghe ani patkan idli sampaun tak.

Thank you very much Prathibha, Purva, Parita, Sireesha.

Sireesha, I am going fine now. Thanks for asking.

THank you very much Akal, Valarmarthi, Mala, lissie, Ashwini. Idli is also my fav breakfast item :)

Deepa Hari said...

Idlis look soft and yum Trupti...perfect to go with sambar.

Divya Vikram said...

Idlies look perfectly steamed!