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Homemade Idli



Homemade Idli is a traditional South Indian dish made from a fermented batter of rice and lentils. It is usually served with sambar and chutney. Idli is a savory cake that is steamed, making it light and fluffy. It is a popular breakfast or snack item. Idli is a healthy and nutritious dish that is low in fat. It is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly. To make it high in fiber, millet and brown rice idlis are also commonly prepared.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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idli rice

2 cups

urad dal

1 cup

fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon

Salt to taste




Step 1:

Soak the idli rice and urad dal separately in water for 4-5 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water from the soaked rice and dal and grind them separately in a blender or food processor.

Step 3:

Add the fenugreek seeds to the ground rice and dal and mix them together.

Step 4:

Add salt to the mixture and mix it well.

Step 5:

Add enough water to make a thick batter.

Step 6:

Cover the batter and let it ferment overnight.

Step 7:

Grease the idli moulds with oil and pour the batter into them.

Step 8:

Steam the idlis for 10-15 minutes.

Step 9:

Serve the idlis hot with chutney or sambar.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 143890 users have chowed down on Homemade Idli a whopping 355045 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Homemade Idli like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Homemade Idli, our users are head over heels in november, but the interest cools down in march.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Homemade Idli is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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