March 8, 2018

Kanchipuram Idli


Try this soft and flavourful  traditional Kanchipuram idli with coconut chutney.  It's delicious..


Ingredients:
  1. Idli rice - 1 1/2 cups
  2. Raw rice -1 1/2 cups
  3. Urad dal - 1 cup
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Ghee - 1 tsp
  6. Oil- 1 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  9. Crushed black pepper -1/2 tsp
  10. Crushed cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  11. Green chilli, optional
  12. Broken cashew pieces - 1 tsp
  13. Curry leaves

Method:

1.  Soak the idli rice and raw rice together overnight or at least 4 hours.  Also, soak urad dal for 4 hours.

2.  Grind the rice and urad dal separately and mix together along with salt.   Ferment the batter. (Overnight is preferable).

3.  Heat ghee and oil in the pan, add all the seasonings and fry.


4.  Mix the tempering in the idli batter.  

5.  Grease the idli pan with ghee/ oil and pour the idli batter and steam cook them for 10 mins or until done.


Serve with chutney.

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