South Indian Dish-Idli

Popular breakfast in the south Indian cuisines.  Very easy to make light,fluffy idli.

Ingredients (For 15-18  pieces)

  • Urad dal – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seed-1 tsp
  • Rice -2 cup
  • Rice flakes-1/2 cup
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seed – 1/2tsp
  • Mustard seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 5 to 7
  • Whole red chili – 1
  • Cooking oil- 2 tbsp


Step 1 – Wash and soak rice for 6-8 hours with sufficient water.Mix urad dal and fenugreek seed and wash it  and soak  for at least 6- 8 hours  in lots of water.

Step 2 – In grinder take dal  and  grind, make smooth fine batter (you can add 2-3 tbsp water) .Grind rice and rice flake( wash and soak just 30 minutes before grinding) together and make smooth batter not very fine.

Step 3 – Take both batter in bowl and mix for 5-7 min then add salt,sugar,baking soda, cooking  oil and mix again 7-10 minute, cover it proper and keep the   batter for fermentation for 8-10 hours.

Step 4- Take steamer /pressure cooker and heat it,grease idli molds and pour 1-2 tsp batter in each idli molds ,fill all molds , place idli molds in steamer /pressure cooker and steam idli for 8-10 minutes.

Step 5 – After 10 minutes take out idli mold and cool it for 1-2 minutes and remove idli from mold with the help of greased knife.Keep idli on bowl and cover it.

Step 6 – Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan add mustard seed when seed crackle add cumin seed and curry leaves,whole rad chili cook 20 second remove from heat and pour in idli.Serve fluffy  idli with coconut chutney and sambar.


  • Do not overcook idli or else it will become dry.
  • It is no fail recipe for idli. Please follow all instructions very carefully and enjoy mouth melting fluffy idli.

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