Friday, April 25, 2014

Idlis( South Indian steamed rice and spilt black gram dumplings)

I love this soft,spongy and white idlis with sambhar and coconut. This hot healthy snack is probably
The lightest but also the most filling snack in India.


  • Rice-2 cups
  • Urad dal( spilt skinless black gram)-1 cup              
  • Fenugreek seeds( methi)-1/2 tsp
  • Poha-1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for greasing

Wash rice in water 2 to3 times and drain add 3 cups water and soak for 3 to4 hours.
Wash and soak dal,poha  and methi  in 2 cups water for 3 to 4 hours.
Drain dal and methi,poha and put in a grinder with 1/2 cup water make a smooth batter.
Transfer to a pan.
Drain the rice and put in the grinder with 3/4 cup of water grind to a slightly coarse mixture.
Transfer to the saucepan with the dal mixture.
Mix the batter with hand and cover the pan with tight lid and set aside in a warm place overnight
To ferment.
Heat 2 cups water in a steamer and lightly oil the idli moulds.
Add the salt into batter and stir pour it into the moulds. Fit the trays onto the stand put in the steamer
Cover and steam for about 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in an idli comes out clean.
Take the idli stand out of the steamer and keep aside for to cool a bit.
Spoon the idlis out and serve with samber and Coconut chutney.


  1. Idlis look so soft bhawna .Love to have them anytime ...

  2. You are right, its most filling dish ever, love this spongy soft pillow.

  3. Idlis have turned soft, would love this some piping hot sambar and chutney..

  4. Ah screms comfort in every bite,lovely,visit me too

  5. Very yummy & delicious idlis. love to grab all.You made it perfectly.

  6. Its my other half's fav. I need to make these spongy idlis to delight his taste. Perfect with sambar.

  7. delicious soft idly love it.

  8. I like Idli at anytime in any form...Perfect idlis!

  9. Spongy!! Loved these idlis..

  10. I love idlies, these look so spongy and tasty!

  11. ohhh so soft and fluffy
    Very tempting. Indeed it would have been a treat:)

  12. Soft idlis dunked in rasam or sambhar make for such a satiating and ideal breakfast. Perfect looking idlis.

  13. sooooo yummy... followed bk dear


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