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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 , Dahi Idli, Kanchipuram Idli. This section introduces you to the world of idlis, which is so fascinating and satisfying that you will want to stay there forever!
31 Jan 17
Oats Rava Idli by Tarla Dalal
Idlis are a breakfast favourite even outside South India. Fibre rich oats and rava combine to make delicious instant idlis that you can enjoy fresh off the steamer with sambhar
20 Aug 13
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Well, you love idlis, but what if you have no batter on hand? here is a quick and equally tasty (in fact, spicier!) version of idlis made with semolina. Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix! for extra zing, add a little grated ginger to this dish.
15 Oct 15
Stuffed Potato Idli by Tarla Dalal
This unique Stuffed Potato Idli is incomparable to any snack you have ever tasted before – a totally out-of-the-world savoury experience!
Each cup in the idli plate is first lined with a layer of semi-spicy potato bhaji, which is topped with idli batter, and then steamed. This causes the bhaji ....
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.
16 Mar 17
Double Decker Idlis Stuffed with Potato and Chutney by Tarla Dalal
In South India, idli is everyday fare, made once a day or sometimes even more frequently. As a result, nobody gives it a second thought.
However, this recipe will make you stop and pay some attention to the versatility of the humble idli. In this yummy recipe, we have cooked the idli batter with ....
23 Sep 16
Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat dish, which gives you the satisfaction of eating a homely idli as well as a scrumptious sandwich. Yes, the Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich is an innovative recipe in which the rava idli batter is layered with grated veggies and green chutney and then steamed.
Each mouthful of ....
15 Oct 15
Rasam Idli, Idli Rasam by Tarla Dalal
While most people think of serving idlis with sambhar and chutney, the fact is that there are many more exciting serving options for this versatile South Indian snack.
And, one such idea is to combine it with the homely South Indian
rasam. Although sam ....
11 Sep 14
Rice and Moong Dal Idli by Tarla Dalal
Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular South Indian snack, Idli, which is traditionally made with rice and urad dal. The well-tested proportions of rice and green moong dal used in this recipe result in a pleasant texture, taste and colour, which will be loved by all your family me ....
15 Jan 15
Sooji Idli / Suji Idli by Tarla Dalal
Feeling like having idlis for breakfast, but have not prepared and fermented the batter? Not to worry! Try this Sooji Idli, which is sure to please you with its soft and fluffy texture and interesting flavour. The addition of curds gives the idlis a slight sourness akin to traditional fermented batt ....
15 Oct 15
Pesarattu by Tarla Dalal
When you are in Andhra Pradesh, you must try their famous whole green moong dosas, known as Pesarattu. On the other hand, you can try it right away in your own kitchen!
These delicious green gram dosas include a little bit of rice for crispness, as well as green chillies and ginger for an eleg ....
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.
15 Oct 15
Spicy Tava Idlis by Tarla Dalal
Watch your leftover idlis transform into a scrumptious delight as you toss them with crunchy onions, tangy tomatoes and peppy spice powders.
The master stroke in this Spicy Tava Idli recipe is the use of pav bhaji masala, a very popular flavour that is loved by young and old alike!
Try t ....
15 Oct 15
Potato Bhaji, Aloo Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
A tangy combination of boiled potatoes and sautéed onions spiced with chillies and perked up with lemon juice, potato bhaji is the stuffing used in Masala Dosa
It also goes well with
10 Jun 15
Vegetable Rava Idli with Coconut Chutney by Tarla Dalal
Dotted with vibrantly coloured, assorted veggies, this soft and sumptuous rava idli is a perfect dish to start your day with. The mild tanginess of curds and subtle notes of chilli paste make the Vegetable Rava Idli very flavourful, while veggies like sweet corn and carrot offer soft, juicy breaks i ....
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