Oct 1, 2008

KANCHEEPURAM IDLI

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ingredients:-
Raw rice – 2 cups
Whole black gram – 2 cups
Par -- boiled rice -2 cups
Ghee- 1 tsp
Whole black pepper – 2 tsp
Thick curd – 1 cup
Cooking soda – ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tea sp
Cumin seeds – 2 tsps
Curry leaves a few
Cashew nuts –a few
Chana dal --- 1tea sp
Chopped green chilies---1 tea sp
Chopped ginger – 1 tea sp
Chopped fresh coriander leaves -- 2 tab dp
Oil -- 1 tab sp
Broken dry red chillies -- 2 no.

METHOD:---

1 Soak the dal and rice separately for 2-- 3 hours. Grind them separately to a coarse (rice in to coarse paste and black gram in to very smooth paste and mix them together) thick paste. Add salt to taste and mix well. Keep it overnight. Next day, when you are about to make idli, add 1 cup of thick curd., Cooking soda mix once
2 Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, and let them popup then add cumin seeds, cashew nuts, chana dal, whole black pepper, chopped green chilies, chopped ginger, chopped curry leaves and fry for 2 sec. then add this to idli batter then add chopped coriander leaves mix well.
3. Grease idli plates and pour batter as in normal idlis but a bit thicker. Steam till the idli is cooked. This will take approximately 35- 45 minutes. Serve hot along with idli podi and coconut chutney.You can make plate idlis if you want to add excitement to your idlis. Instead of the normal idli plates, grease and steam in bigger plates to make 4 or 5 plate idlis.

13 comments:

Priti said...

Wow thats a nice one..the curd and spices must have made the idli just yummy...gud one dear

Sireesha said...

Love this idli very much urs look delicious.....

Vidhya said...

i follow the same method except raw rice, I use only idly rice or boiled rice. ur looks fluffy

Usha said...

Wow this looks perfect..and delicious:)

Divya Vikram said...

they look perfect n soft!

Uma said...

hey, it's not fair to make us drool everyday with your yummy dishes. Idlis look superb which reminds me to prepare idli pindi for the weekend, ha ha!

Ramya Bala said...

Wow,kancheepuram idly..super rekha n unga ragi sevai mela oru kannu irukuthu...senjutu solren...
neenga post panra vagathuku enala comment anupa mudila...will catch u online to discuss...

Madhavi said...

Lovely entry, idli looks delicious!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

love the idlies soo much...looks cute on the plate...

Shreya said...

Hi, I have always had this only at south indian restaurants, and always I love it. Thanks to you, I can try and make it at home now:-)

Indranee said...

Perfect for breakfast...really nice!

anudivya said...

Is that chutney witht he idlis? It is morning here, and I am stuck with toast. I "wish" I could make them right now...

Curry Leaf said...

Hi Rekha,Tried these this weekend.I am not a big idli person,but this was a hit,I followed the exact recipe.Thanks and thanks.