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Idli is a steamed dish made with a batter of rice and urad. Wholesome and satiating, idlis can be had for breakfast, dinner, or as an evening snack. Served with sambhar and chutneys, it is one of the most favourite snacks in South India. The basic idli batter can be enhanced by adding millets, vegetables, coconut milk, and so on, to make innumerable variants of this popular dish, such as the Vegetable Idlis . There are also other varieties of idli such as the Quick Rava Idli . This section introduces you to the world of idlis, which is so fascinating and satisfying that you will want to stay there forever!
11 Jan 11
Barley Idli by Tarla Dalal
Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian
cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.
Barley Idli is a modifie ....
15 Oct 15
Cooked Rice Idli by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal.
It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
15 Oct 15
Dahi Idli by Tarla Dalal
If you have batter on hand, then idli is undeniably one of the easiest snacks to prepare. However, plain idli might not be very appealing to some, especially kids.
You could make it more exciting by dunking cubes of idli in sambhar or curd, with appropriate tempering and garnishes. This lip-sm ....
25 Nov 15
Dal and Vegetable Idli by Tarla Dalal
A perfect breakfast option that combines a variety of pulses and vegetables, dal and vegetable idli is slightly heavier than the regular idlis. The batter can be used to make delectable pancakes too.
20 Aug 11
Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious idlis are slightly heavier than the regular idlis as the batter is not fermented. They are very nutritive because of the combination of 3 dals and vegetables like methi, green peas and carrots. These are great for an early pregnancy boost and being an excellent source of iron, fibre ....
20 Feb 14
Faraali Idli Sambhar ( Faraali Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
The famous southie snack can be converted into a healthy and delicious faraal snack by making the idlis with sanwa millet and the sambhar with boiled vegetable purée. Serve with peanut curd chutney for an added dash of innovativeness.
20 Aug 13
Idli ( How To Make Idli ) by Tarla Dalal
South indian cuisine is almost synonymous with idli! idli is not only easy to make but also extremely healthy and easy to digest. In fact, when stranded on a highway with nothing to eat, people wouldn’t hesitate to walk into a roadside hotel and buy a few idlis, as it is steamed, and therefore quite ....
20 Aug 13
Idli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
An ideal breakfast option for the busy-bee! served piping hot, usually in portions of three idlis per plate, who can say no to these healthy, steamed idlis that are accompanied by delectable sambhar and two chutneys too?
15 Oct 15
Idli Curry by Tarla Dalal
A multi-flavoured delicacy prepared with fresh or leftover idlis, the Idli Curry has a pleasing texture and a tongue-tingling flavor, thanks to tangy tomato pulp, peppy spice powders and pastes, and a pinch of sugar to highlight all other flavours.
You can prepare this as a quick
15 Oct 15
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is how South Indian
typically finish off leftover idlis made properly, it is so tasty that you can even serve it to guests.
Sometimes, people even make Idli upma out of fresh idlis, as it is an interesting alternative to usual
15 Oct 15
Kanchipuram Idli by Tarla Dalal
Kanchipuram is famous for more than silk sarees! In fact, this special savoury idli got its name from that small town in Tamil Nadu.
It is offered at the Sri Varadharaja Swamy Temple, and food-lovers are generally prepared to even withstand the hardships of a long queue to buy the prasad of ta ....
20 Jul 16
Kanchipuram Idli, Kanchipuram Idli in A Microwave by Tarla Dalal
Kanchipuram Idli is a special variety of Idli that is loaded with spices. It has the strong flavour of pepper and cumin seeds, which together with the crunch of roasted cashewnuts and chana dal makes it a real delight to devour. This recipe is named so, because it is said to have originated in the k ....
22 Feb 13
Mini Rava Uttappa ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
You can make quick, non-greasy uttappams in the microwave. Since this curd and semolina-based variety does not require fermentation, you can choose it to quench an unexpected hunger pang. Using sour curds ensures soft and spotted uttappams, just like the original.
26 Nov 13
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
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