Sunday, August 1, 2010


Idli is a favourite dish of south Indians.South Indian dishes are liked not only through out India but also the world over.It is eaten with sambar or chutney.Moreover it is Cholesterol free.

  • Rice ravva/Rice ravva-2cups
  • Urad dal/Split Blackgram-1 cup
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Idli stand or skillet to prepare Idli.
  • Canola oil-1tbsp
  • Wash rice ravva and soak in water for 8 to 10 hrs.
  • Wash dal and soak in water for 8 to 10 hrs.
  • Drain all the water from dal and grind in a grinder to get a fine thick paste.
  • Drain all the water from  rice ravva and add to the dal (paste).
  • Add salt to taste.(about 1tsp) Mix well.
  • Take a pressure cooker ; pour some water in it.
  • Apply a drop of oil with your finger on all of the Idli moulds...Just to prevent it from sticking.
  • Pour the batter in the mould and stack the stand one above the other.
  • Place it in the pressure cooker "BUT DO NOT PLACE THE WHISTLE".Place it on a gas stove under a low flame and steam for about 15mins.
  • Turn off the gas and take Idli from the mould in to a plate .
  • Serve Idli hot with Chutney.
  • Apply Ghee on the Idly ,Have it with Gunpowder or Chutney or Sambar.It really tastes good.

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