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Gary D
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Gary D asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 9 years ago

Does anyone have a good recipe for Idly (Steamed Indian Rice Cakes)?

3 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Idli (steamed rice cakes)No longer just a South Indian favorite, Idlis are loved and can be found just about anywhere in India. Try them and you'll see why. The batter for Idlis needs to be fermented overnight, so prepare ahead of time.

    Prep Time: 24 hours Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 24 hours, 20 minutes


    3 cups rice

    1 cup skinless urad daal (black gram)

    Salt to taste

    2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil


    Wash the rice and lentils separately and soak overnight.

    Grind each separately, into thick pastes (adding a little water at a time) in a blender.

    Mix the pastes together and add salt to taste.

    Keep the batter aside overnight to ferment.

    Grease the moulds on an Idli tray with cooking oil. Pour enough batter in each mould to fill it 3/4 full.

    Put 2 cups of water in a large vessel and heat. Put the Idli tray into the vessel and steam for 20 minutes.

    Check the Idlis by poking with a toothpick. If it comes out clean they are done.

    Serve piping hot with Sambar and Coconut Chutney (south Indian) .


    Idli (Steamed Rice And Pulse Cake) Recipe


    3 cup boiled rice

    1 1/4 cup black gram dal

    1 salt; to taste

    Directions: How to Cook Idli (Steamed Rice And Pulse Cake)

    Clean, wash and soak rice and dal separately for 6 to 8 hours. Grind rice to a fairly coarse paste. Grind dal well. Mix both batters well and add salt. Allow batter to ferment overnight. Grease idli plates and pour a spoonful of batter into each. Steam till done. Serve hot with Chutney and Sambar.

    Makes 25.

    Source(s): PP
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  • 6 years ago

    You can check the recipe to make soft idli in the below link.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    check youtube my friend, tons of great recipes there.

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