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August 24, 2009


Idlies are my favourite breakfast menu. And, this is one of my amma's best dish & she serves with chutneys & sambar. Idly are low in fat & rich in protein and easily digestive. Onion sambar with coconut chutney is the perfect side dish. It taste yummy :)

Ingredients :
  1. Par boiled rice - 3 cups
  2. Urad dal - 1 cup
  3. Poha (or cooked rice ) - 1/2 cup
  4. Salt

Method :

1. Soak the rice & poha in one bowl & urad dal in seperate bowl for atleast 8 hrs. Preferably overnight.

2. First grind the urad dal to smooth consistency adding enough water.

3. Then grind the rice, poha mixture to medium consistency adding enough water (not too smooth).

4. Combine both the batter together & add salt. Store it in the warm place preferably inside the oven till it ferments (almost for 8 hrs)

5. Now, grease the idli moulds with oil or ghee.

6. Pour the batter in the moulds & steam in idly cooker for 10 to 15 min. Standing time 3 min.

7. Now dip the knife in the cold water & run arround the idlies and carefully flip them to the serving bowl.

Serve them warm with chutney & sambhar.


1. Use hands to combine both the batter together which helps in fementation.
2. Grind the Idli rice mixture little coarsely.
3. Instead of poha, cooked rice can be used. Add them along with soaked rice while grinding.
4. Add water little by little while grinding. The final batter should be not be watery.


Pavithra Elangovan said...

Wow thats real comforting yuummy one for ever

Vidhya said...

Idly looks spongy swapna and of course idly is always harmless..

Unknown said...

wow.. nice click.. sambar with idly is a great combo..

Unknown said...

wow.. nice click.. sambar with idly is a great combo..

Indian Khana said...

That's a nice click...looks yum

Anonymous said...

Who can resist them ?

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