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idli recipe



Idli is a traditional South Indian dish that is popular across India. It is a savoury steamed cake made from a batter of ground rice and urad dal (Black Lentils) that has been fermented. It is usually eaten for breakfast or as a snack. It is served with coconut chutney and sambar, a type of lentil soup. It is known for its soft, fluffy texture and mild taste. It is a healthy dish as it is low in fat and high in protein and carbohydrates.

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urad dal (Black Lentils)

1 cup

parboiled rice

2 cups


1 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon

Water as required



Step 1:

Soak the urad dal and fenugreek seeds in one batch, and the rice in another batch for 4-5 hours.

Step 2:

Grind the urad dal and fenugreek seeds to a fine, fluffy paste.

Step 3:

Grind the soaked rice to a paste.

Step 4:

Mix both the paste together in a large bowl and add salt. Let it ferment for 8 hours or overnight.

Step 5:

After fermenting, the idli batter is ready. Fill the idli steamer with the batter.

Step 6:

Steam the idli for 10-15 minutes.

Step 7:

Serve the idlis hot with coconut chutney and sambar.

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