Idli is one of the most popular south Indian recipes, relished all over the country. Know how to make Idli, through this article.
Idli is one of the most popular south Indian recipes all over the country. Extremely scrumptious, light and nutritious, Idli is an ideal breakfast item. Made of rice and Urad Daal, making Idli is not difficult at all, however its preparation takes a little time as the batter for Idli requires fermentation. As it is a steamed food with minimum oil and no spices, it is an ideal food item for every body. It is one of the most regularly made items in any Malayalee home. Idli is served hot along with sambhar and Nariyal chutney (Coconut chutney). Read on to know how to make idli, if you want to try this wonderful south Indian delicacy.
- 2cup Rice
- 1 cup Urad Daal (white)
- 11/2 tbsp Salt
- A pinch of Baking Soda
- Oil (for greasing the pans)
- Pick, wash and soak the daal overnight or for 8 hours.
- Pick, wash and drain the rice. Grind it coarsely in a blender.
- Grind the daal into a smooth and forthy paste.
- Now mix the grinded rice and daal together into a batter.
- Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
- Idlis are ready to be cooked when the batter is well fermented.
- Grease the idle holder or pan well and fill each of thm with 3/4th full of batter.
- Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.
- Use a butter knife to remove the idlis.
- Serve them with sambhar or chutney.