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Kancipuram Idly

Nirupama Mohanty
600 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kancipuram Idly RECIPE

Healthy Souh indian breakfast a unique steamed rice cake that has a distinct flavor of ginger , cumin and peppercorns

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Steaming
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup rice
  2. 1/2 cup urad dal
  3. Salt to taste
  4. A pinch of turmeric powder
  5. 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  6. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  7. 3 to 4 black peppercorns
  8. 1 tsp oil
  9. For tempering............
  10. 1/2 tsp Chana dal
  11. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  12. 1/2 tsp urad dal
  13. 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  14. 2 tsp chopped cashew nuts
  15. Few curry leaves
  16. 1/2 tsp hing
  17. Oil for greasing


  1. Soaked urad dal and rice with water separately for 3 to 4 hours
  2. Wash and drain the water , mix well and blend for smooth paste
  3. Cover it with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 10 to 12 hours or overnight
  4. After formation add salt , turmeric powder and ginger paste mix well
  5. Now combine the cumin seeds and black peppercorns in a mortal pestle , crush to a coarse mixture and keep aside
  6. Heat pan , add oil , chana dal , and saute on a medium for 1 minutes
  7. Now add mustard seeds , hing , urad dal cumin seeds and black peppercorns mixture , chopped green chillies and saute
  8. Now add cashew nuts and curry leaves and saute
  9. Now add this tempering to the batter , mix well
  10. Now pour spoonful of the batter into each of the greased idly moulds
  11. Steam in an idly steamer for 10 minutes or till they are cooked
  12. Reapete with the remaining batter to make more idlies
  13. Allow the idlies to cool slightly and then demould
  14. Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Dec-10-2018

Would love to try this.

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