Idly is a very popular breakfast in South India. It is prepared with boiled rice or idly rava and urad dal batter. Soaked rice/rava and urad dal are grind to a batter and allowed to ferment for 5 to 6 hours and batter is steamed in moulds for 10 minutes to prepare soft and tasty idly. Idly is served along with coconut chutney and sambar.

Ingredients :

  1. Udad Dal: 1 Cup
  2. Idly Rava:21/2 Cups ( 21/2 Cups boiled rice also can be used in place of Rava)
  3. Fenugreek Seeds:1 teaspoon
  4. Salt:½ teaspoon
  5. Oil:½ teaspoon ( for applying on Idly plates)

Preparation Time – 20 minutes                                 
Waiting Time -6 to 8 hours                      
Cooking Time -10 minutes                                          
Yields – 20 to 24 Idly

Procedure :

  1. Wash urad dal and fenugreek seeds with water 2 to 3 times. Soak in enough water for 4 Hours.IMG_1175
  2. Wash Idly rava with water 2 to 3 times. Remove excess water and keep aside.(If you are using Idly rice or boiled rice wash and soak for about 4 hours in enough water.IMG_1173
  3. After 4 hours grind urad dal adding 1 cup of water to a fine paste.IMG_5277
  4. Transfer the urad batter to a bowl or vessel.                                                                                
  5. Grind idly rava for 1 or 2 minutes adding little water if required.(If you are using Idly rice or boiled rice grind rice adding enough water to a paste).
  6. Add Idly  rava to urad dal batter and mix well.IMG_1194
  7. Cover  the batter with lid and allow the batter to ferment for about 6 to 8 hours.
  8. Add salt to the batter. If required add ¼ cup of water for the required consistency. 
  9. Grease Idly plates with some oil.IMG_1211
  10. Pour fermented idly  batter into Idly plates. IMG_1206
  11. Pour  2 to 3 cups of water into the Idly steamer and boil. (I am using Electric Rice Cooker).  
  12. Place Idly plates inside the steamer, and steam for about 10 minutes. 
  13. Remove idly  plates outside the steamer. Allow to cool for a minute.
  14. Using a small spoon or knife gently spoon out Idly. 
  15. Serve Idly with Coconut Chutney, Sambar, Groundnut Powder or Groundnut Chutney.IMG_2442






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