Friday, April 9, 2010

Idly/idli



Idly/idli is a south Indian delicacy and served at breakfast, evening tiffin or even for dinner.Its healthy as it is only steamed and also its ingredients include rice and lentils( good source of carbs and proteins).Its caloric value may be around 50 calories per idly approx. Sambar( lentils cooked with vegetables) and chutneys are great combinations to idly.For people who have never cooked a idly before may always be looking for some recipes,here is one...

Ingredients:

Par boiled rice - 3 cups(heaped)
black gram(dehusked,whole) - 1 cup (heaped)
fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp

Method:
Soak rice and black gram dal(fenugreek seeds should be soaked along with dal) seperately in water for minimum 4 hours. Grind rice to fine rawa consistency and then the dal to smooth paste until its frothy. Remove from grinder and keep in a large container overnight( space is required for rising). Next morning mix the batter well along with salt and pour in greased idly plates and steam for 7-8 minutes in idly cooker or steamer on medium flame. Allow to cool, remove the idlis using a spoon. Serve along with sambar and chutney.

Note:
Click here for a Rawa/Rava/Rave idli recipe (semolina idli)

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