Idli Tasty And Healthy Super Food

Posted by Shrikant Sharma on August 31st, 2018

Idli-sambhar is one of the popular cuisines of South Indian. But it is mostly the favorite breakfast for all other states too. Especially kids love Idli. Not only that but it is also considered as to be one of the healthy dish.

You will like the taste only if Idli is soft along with the delicious taste of sambhar.

Following Idli – Sambhar Recipe will give you the desired taste where you can enjoy the real taste of South Indian

Preparation time: 6-7 hours (includes Soaking time)

Cooking time: 10 mins

Follow the Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of Idli rice
  • 1 cup of Urad dal
  • 1/2 -3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds/ Vendhayam
  • Salt
  • Water

Follow the Steps carefully:

Wash the rice twice or thrice till it turns clear. Soak the rice in enough amount of water (it should soak completely). Soak the rice for about 6-7 hours not less than that. If the rice is not properly soaked, the grinding process will take longer time and will hinder in getting a smooth paste.

Likewise wash Urad dal once or twice and soak it water fully covered. Urad dal doesn’t need much soaking time. In some times the Urad dal will absorb the water and swell a little and also add the fenugreek seeds to the Urad dal and allow for soaking.

Make the grinder ready and add the rice without water. The rice will crumble by that time start adding water. Use the water which is used for soaking the rice itself. While the grinder is running keep adding water in between to make the batter in a flowing form. Grind the rice till it turns smooth and transfer it to a container. Water must be added little by little every 5-6 minutes. Keep in mind the dal to turn out frothy.

The batter should be in flowing stage. If it is very thick, Idli will turn out hard. If it is in a diluted form, it will turn the idli’s flat. So, the consistency is very important. Grease the Idli plates with oil and pour the batter to the Idli mold. Heat 1-2 cup of water in the Idli cooker and place the mold into it. Leave it for 10 minutes and then check with a tooth pick or just insert a spoon into it to check whether it is cooked.

Once it is done switch off the stove and take-out the mold alone. Allow it to cold for some time which will help the Idli from sticking with the mold. Use wet spoon for removing the Idli from the mold. If you follow the steps properly which has mentioned above for Idli Recipe, definitely you will get the softer idlis and can enjoy the taste of South Indian cuisine. To make it much softer you can add poha to the rice while grinding.

The author of this article is a South Indian born & hence his interest for South Indian cuisines. He loves food & travelling with an ambition to write and express unbiased opinions about the South Indian food within India & abroad. Idli are his most favourite & he loves experimenting with it & has new ways of making it.

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