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Idly is a type of savoury rice cake, originating from the South India and popular as a breakfast food. Idlis are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice. Idlis are low in fat as no oil is used during its preperation. Served with vegetable sambar and chutney, it makes for a complete meal.

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 taste and mix well.

Step 5:

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add enough water to make a thick batter.

Step 6:

Cover the bowl and let the batter ferment overnight.

Step 7:

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

Step 8:

Steam the idlis in a steamer or pressure cooker 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! 72217 users have chowed down on Idly a whopping 149840 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Idly, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Idly is the food of choice for 28-30 male, with people of 20-25 BMI also on board.

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