Showing posts with label idli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label idli. Show all posts

Tuesday, 8 July 2014


In any South Indian household, Idli, dosa, puttu is the main item for breakfast.  Now not only South Indian, but in most part of the world, you can find this delicious and healthy dish with Sambar and Chutney.

If you grind the same once in a week, atleast two days, your breakfast menu is fixed as the first day, Idli is prepared and second day, it becomes dosa.  Since all are familiar with this dish, I am not explaining much about it and let us straight away look at the recipe now:

Other idli varieites:  Kanjeevaram Idli, tuvar dal idli, idli fry, chinese idli,
How to preserve idli batter in natural way:

Sunday, 30 March 2014


Idli is basically made with rice and urid dal.  It is a South Indian dish, however, made all over the world now.  It is served normally with coconut chutney, sambar, milagai podi.  It is a very tasty and healthy dish as the doctors recommend to give the patients this for breakfast as it does not do any harm since  it is steamed and no oil.  However, I have been advised not to eat this since I have some stomach related issues as fermented food does not suit me.  I used to take proportion 3:1 or 4:1 depending upon the combination of rice. If I am using only raw rice I used to put 3:1 and boiled rice 3 cups boiled rice, 1 cup raw rice and 1 cup urid dal.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Chinese items are favourite of all children including adults.  Somehow, I never tasted  the noodles and the Chinese items it till such time my daughter forced me to eat this in a party.  There were Chinese noodles, fried rice and Manchurian.  Since she was forcing me to eat, I happened to taste the noodles.  I always prefer to eat the food hot hot so I liked it.  Then she was forcing me to eat the fried rice and the Manchurian.  On her insistence, I tasted that too on that day and that was the beginning of making fried rice, Manchurian and hakka noodles at home by me.

Sunday, 28 July 2013




Idli fry or fried idli  is very  simple, easy to make dish.  It can be made with left over idlis too.  What you need is idlis, gun powder or chilli powder, grated coconut etc.  Easy to make and serve hot.  You do not need chutney or sambar for this as with gun powder or chilli powder, it tastes awesome with garnishing of coriander leaves.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 5 minutes
serves: 1


4 Idlis cut into 6-8 pieces
2 tbsp gun powder
1 tsp oil + 1 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urid dal
few curry leaves
a pinch of asafoetida

chopped coriander leaves for ganrishing

Cut the idlis into 6-8 pieces and keep aside.
In a kadai, heat the oil and ghee, add the mustard seeds, urid dal, curry leaves, when it splutters add the idli pieces, gun powder, asafoetida  and mix well. saute for 2-3 minutes. serve hot.

a very easy, simple and tasty dish.


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