Idly | How to make Idly

By Rabia Hamnah  |  7th Jan 2018  |  
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About Idly Recipe

Idly is the south indian traditional breakfast.

Idly, a marvellous creation to spice up your day. Idly is one dish that no matter how much the stomach might be full, you just can't stop yourself from having a bite. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma absolutely is just mouth-watering. The aroma which arises while cookingIdly is just too tempting. This amazing recipe is provided by Rabia Hamnah. Be it kids or adults, no one can get away from this delicious dish. How to make Idly is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, the answer to this question is the simple yet exotic recipe by of Idlyby Rabia Hamnah. This recipe can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in this recipe just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Idly is just the appropriate recipe to serve as many as 6. The cooking time for this delicacy is not much. So, the next time you have a get together or a night party at home, don't forget to check and try out this recipe. It's that one delicacy that everyone's definitely going to love it!


Ingredients to make Idly

  • Idli rice - 4 cups
  • urad dal/White Lentil - 1 cup
  • salt to taste

How to make Idly

  1. Clean and soak the rice and urad dal along with water in separate bowls for 4-5 hours.
  2. Now grind the urad dal in your food processor with enough water to make a smooth batter.
  3. Next grind the rice with water. Transfer the content in a pan and add some salt to taste and mix it well.
  4. If you feel the batter is too thick add some more water and keep it outside overnight or for 8 hours for fermentation.
  5. Grease the idli plate with oil and fill idli plate with the batter and steam it for 7-8 minutes. Sprinkle little water on the back of the plate and carefully take out idlis from the sides.

My Tip:

For soft idlis grind with clean soaked water.

Reviews for Idly (1)

Reema Garg2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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