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Monday, March 22, 2010


Idli is a popular food throughout South India.
Idli is a fermented food which is prepared by steaming fermented black gram (Urad Daal) and rice batter. It makes an important contribution to the diet as a source of protein, calories and vitamins, especially B-complex vitamins, compared to the raw unfermented ingredients.

  • RawRice -2 cups
  • Urad Daal - 1 cup
  • Water - as required
  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Soak rice and Urad daal separately for 5 hours.
  • Nicely grind rice and Urad daal separately in water.
  • Mix together rice, daal and salt.
  • Keep it overnight to ferment.
  • Spread oil on the idli mould.
  • Pour the batter in the mould .
  • Steam the vessel for about 8- 10 minutes.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Sambar or Chutney.

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