How to cook Idlis

A very famous South Indian dish, Idli is popular all over India and is enjoyed by everyone. Having the property of softness, it is not confined to any one age group. It is a very effective diet recipe too.

Ingredients to prepare idli:

  • Black gram, around 1 cup
  • Rice, around 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds, around 1 teaspoon
  • Salt

Method to prepare idli:

  • First soak the rice, black gram and fenugreek seeds in fresh water for a fortnight.
  • Next morning, grind this mixture and leave it for another day.
  • Ensure that the batter is consistent enough else you have to grind it again.
  • Use the idli mould to prepare them.
  • Grease them with oil.
  • Pour in the batter in the moulds.
  • Take a pressure cooker and remove the whistle
  • Add some water and wait till it starts steaming.
  • Place the moulds in the pressure cooker for 10 to 15 minutes on high flame.
  • After this remove the Idlis and serve with Sāmbhar.