December 24, 2011

Idly -South Indian Breakfast

Rice –2 cups
Urad dal – ¾ cup
Fenugreek seeds – 2 tspn
Salt to taste
Oil for greasing
1.Wash and soak the urad daal along with fenugreek seeds overnight or for 8 hours.
2.Wash and soak the rice also for 8 hours.
3.Grind the daal into a smooth and forthy paste.
4.Then grind the rice.
5.Now mix the grinded rice and daal together by hand into a batter.
6.Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
7.Idlis are ready to be cooked when the batter is well fermented.
8.Grease the idle holder or pan well and fill each of thm with 3/4th full of batter
9.Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.
10.Use a butter knife or spoon to remove the idlis.
Serve them with  Sambar or coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

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