Sunday, September 6, 2009


Idli is a traditional south indian breakfast item. It is prepared by steaming the batter made with cream of rice and urad dal.


2 cups Idly rava (cream of rice,rice suji)
1 cup Urad Daal (white)
Salt as per taste
Ghee for greasing

Advantages of Urad dal:

We offer urad dal, which is a bean popularly grown in southern Asia and

commonly used in culinary preparation like dosa, idli, vada, and papad.

Known for its nutritional properties, our skinless urad dal is widely recommended

for diabetic patients. Whole urad dal possesses the properties of being

unadulterated and high on protein.


  • Wash and soak the Dal overnight or for 8 hours.
  • Soak Idly rava in water for about 5-6 hours.
  • Drain the water from urud dal and grind it in mixe with water.
  • Wash and drain the water from idly rava/cream of rice. Now add rava into uraddal batter.
  • Add salt and keep it aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
  • Grease the idle holder and fill each of them with 3/4th fullof batter.
  • Steam cook idlis on high flame for about 10 minutes or until done.
  • Serve them with sambar and peanut chutney/coconut chutney/Channa dal chutney.


Chow and Chatter said...

good idly, love it

Preethi said...

Hi padmaja
I really liked the nutritional part of all your recipes. Helps us understand why we prefer few things over other (like brown rice over polished rice). Thanks much.
Was wondering if you can post the chutney's recipes too. I would love to know how to make chana dal chutney & coconut chutney.