Idli Recipe
Idli is a traditional breakfast in south Indian households. Idli is very healthy steamed food. Idli is savory cake of South India, which is most popular throughout the southern part of India. We can be found easily anywhere In India like street food, small café and restaurant.
Recipe type: Appetizer & Snack
Cuisine: Indian
  • 1 cups Gota Urad Dal (Spilt Black Lentils)
  • 3 cup Rice
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • ½ Leftover Rice or Soaked Poha
  • Salt
  • Oil for Greasing
  1. Soak the urad dal and fenugreek seeds together in enough water for 4-5 hours and drain. Soak the rice in enough water for 4-5 hours and drain.
  2. Blend the urad dal and fenugreek seeds together in a mixer till smooth and frothy (add water little by little as required). Remove into the large mixing pot and keep aside.
  3. Blend the rice and leftover rice or soaked poha together in a mixer till smooth using required water, mixture should be semi thick but not runny. then add it into the prepared urad dal paste.
  4. Mix well the urad dal paste and rice paste together, cover it and keep aside to ferment overnight or 8-10 hours.
  5. Once the batter is fermented, add salt to the batter and mix well.
  6. Boil the water in Idli cooker and grease the Idli molds with using oil, then Put spoonfuls of the batter into greased moulds and steam for 10 minutes.
  7. After steaming remove the mold from cooker and allow cooling, then remove them from mold with using knife or spoon.
  8. Repeat with the remaining batter to make more.
  9. Serve hot with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and sambar.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at