Idli is steamed rice cake, a traditional South Indian breakfast snack.

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This is the standard idli recipe from south india, where idli is so greatly loved that they would not mind having it for breakfast and once again for dinner too! it is considered ‘safe food’ as it is steamed, and can be had anytime (even when you are unwell), and anywhere (even at roadside shops).

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Makes 30 servings
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  1. Wash and soak the rice and urad dal in lukewarm water for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Drain, wash and grind to a smooth paste.
  3. Cover and keep aside overnight to ferment.
  4. Add the salt and mix well.
  5. Put spoonfuls of the batter into greased idli moulds and steam for 15 minutes.

  1. Serve hot with a chutney of your choice or sambhar.
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 on 14 Apr 11 02:05 PM

nice n spongy without usin fruit salt. loved it..
 on 24 Nov 10 10:06 PM

proportion of dal and rice is perfect. My idlis came out quite good