Idli is a name given to steamed cakes which are prepared by grinding split black gram and rice cream. It can be served as a snack or even main dish; in either way, it is easy to prepare and extremely healthy.

  • 2 cup Idli rava (Cream of rice)
  • 1 cup Urad Dal(Split Black Gram)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Water
  • Rinse and soak the above ingredients in water for about 6 hours.Then grind urad dal split in a blender by adding little water.Remove in a bowl.
  • Next grind the idli rava by squeezing out the water .Mix in both the grinded mixture, add salt and keep it aside to ferment for 12 hours.
  • After fermentation if you find the batter too thick just add water for the desired consistency.
  • To make the idlis,coat the idli plates with oil and spread the mixture over the entire mould.
  • Heat 1-2 cups of water in the idli steamer vessel or pressure cooker and place the filled idli plates and cover with lid. Cook at medium-high heat for about 20 minutes.
  • To check whether the idlis are done,prick a toothpick or fork. Once done remove the idlis.
  • Serve hot it with sambar and coconut chutney.