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Steamed Idli



Steamed Idli is a traditional South Indian dish made from a fermented batter of rice and lentils. It is a savory cake that is usually served with chutney and sambar. Idli is a popular breakfast dish in South India and is also served as a snack or light meal. It is a healthy and nutritious dish that is low in fat. Idli is usually steamed in a special idli cooker or steamer, but can also be cooked in a pressure cooker or in a pan.

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.

Step 3:

Add the fenugreek seeds to the ground urad dal and blend it again.

Step 4:

Mix the ground rice and dal together and add salt to taste.

Step 5:

Allow the batter to ferment for 8-10 hours.

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

Place the moulds in a steamer and steam for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8:

Serve the steamed 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! 76948 users have chowed down on Steamed Idli a whopping 139541 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Steamed Idli, our users are head over heels in may, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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