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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Soak the urad dal and fenugreek seeds in one batch, and the rice in another batch for 4-5 hours.
Grind the urad dal and fenugreek seeds to a fine, fluffy paste.
Grind the soaked rice to a paste.
Mix both the paste together in a large bowl and add salt. Let it ferment for 8 hours or overnight.
After fermenting, the idli batter is ready. Fill the idli steamer with the batter.
Steam the idli for 10-15 minutes.
Serve the idlis hot with coconut chutney and sambar.