Idli | How to make Idli

By Farheen Dalvi  |  7th Jul 2017  |  
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About Idli Recipe

Idli is a traditional breakfast in South Indian households. Idli is a savoury cake that is popular throughout India.

Idli is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Idli by Farheen Dalvi has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 5 people. You can find Idli at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Idli takes 900 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Idli is a good option for you. The flavour of Idli is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Idli on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Idli recipe on the page below.


Ingredients to make Idli

  • Parboiled rice- 1 cup
  • Short grain rice- 1/4 cup
  • Urad dal- 1/4 cup (husked black gram)
  • salt - as per taste
  • oil
  • water- 1 & 1/4 cup or as required
  • fenugreek seeds- 1 tablespoon

How to make Idli

  1. 1- Rinse parboiled rice & soak it for 5-6 hours. In another vessel soak short grain rice, urad daal and fenugreek seeds.
  2. 2- After 5 hours grind parboiled rice with 1 cup of water & short grain rice, urad daal and fenugreek seeds by adding 1/4 cup water or as required and ground to a smooth paste.
  3. 3-Cover it and let the batter ferment for good 9-10 hours. After fermentation the batter will be double in size.
  4. 4-Grease the idli mould with oil and pour the batter in it. Steam the idlis in steamer for 15 minutes or till the idlis are done.
  5. 5-Serve the steaming hot idlis along with chutney and sambhar.

Reviews for Idli (2)

Latha Nair2 years ago

Farheen, pls don't post any previous recipes.

Amrisha Vohra3 years ago

nice recipe...

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