Visiting South India? Make sure you do eat these 7 types of Idlis

Posted by Sonali Kale on February 8th, 2019

No doubt that Hyderabad is famous for Biryanis, Kebabs, Haleem, Paya, and a lot more but, do you know what else is famous here? Idlis. Yes! A bit shocked? Hyderabad has got some amazing varieties of Idlis that you must definitely try when in Hyderabad. Here’s a list to it.

1. Butter Idli:

Prepare the batter the same way as for the normal Idli and then see the difference in taste. I am sure you will love this Idli that is made using butter. Along with the regular ingredients, add poha and methi seeds to it. Relish this yummy butter Idli all by yourself.

2. Tawa Idli:

This Tawa Idli is the best tea-time snack and can be made with leftover Idlis. There are many South Indian restaurants and roadside eateries that serve this yummy Tawa Idli. This is how it is prepared- Cut the leftover Idlis into small pieces and then toss them in a mix of onions and tomatoes, mustard seeds, grated ginger, mustard seeds, and Pav Bhaji masala.


3. Guntur Idli:

This Guntur Idli is thinner and has a muslin-like texture. The Idli is topped with some Guntur masala that is made using red chilli powder, chana, masoor, urad, and moong dal. Ghee is also drizzled over the Idli to give a different taste. A type of Idli that is definitely worth trying.


4. Kanchipuram Idli:

You will be amazed to know that the word Kanchipuram is not only associated with sarees but also with Idlis. Made using spices like ginger powder, cumin seeds, peppercorns, curry leaves, etc. the Idli tastes amazing and is also completely different in taste. The dish apart from being relished for breakfast is also offered as Prasad at local temples in Kanchipuram.


5. Mallige Idli:

Prepared in the same manner as butter Idli, just the difference here is that butter is replaced using Urad Dal. The word Mallige means Jasmine in Kannada, and this is mainly because of the fragrance. Thus, the Idli is also known as Khushboo Idli.


6. Stuffed Idli:

A filling is stuffed in just like the Masala Dosa. The filling is made using potatoes, dal, nuts or veggies, etc. to enhance the taste of regular Idli. Relish it along with coconut chutney.


Author’s bio:

The author of the article loves Punjabi and South-Indian cuisine. He has been to Hyderabad and has relished all the above Idlis and thus, recommends everybody to try all these Idlis once. He is very passionate about writing, and so, he writes blogs and articles for many websites and columns.

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