Saturday, September 19, 2015

Idly- Varieties

#Idly [ #Idli ] is an ideal food for everyone from small children to toothless old people as it is steam cooked and easily digestible. Idli is the most nutritious and complete food in the world.

Idli is a nutrient power house. It has carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Enzymes, Amino acids and Fiber. A normal idli contains 40 calories and has no saturated fat and no cholesterol. If you take a single idli you will be getting 2 gm of protein, 2 gm  dietary fiber and 8 gm of carbohydrate.

Idli is the traditional dish of Tamil Nadu, India. The main ingredients are Boiled rice [ Idli rice ], black gram and a small amount of fenugreek. The rice and black gram with fenugreek are soaked separately for 2 to 3 hours and ground into a batter using a wet grinder. Then the batter is mixed together adding enough salt and allowed to ferment for 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Then steam cooked to get nice fluffy and soft idlis.

The Hot idlis are served with variety of #Chutney s and #Sambar.

idlis can also be prepared from rawa, broken wheat and millet.

Three important things to be remembered to make soft idlis. They are
  • Ratio of rice to urad dhal
  • the method of grinding 
  • fermentation
Here links to idli recipes are listed.
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Idli Varieties
Idli maavu [ Idli Batter ]
Idli maavu [ Idli Batter ]
Idli making [ How to cook Idli ]
Idli making [ How to cook Idli ]
Kancheepuram Idli
Kancheepuram Idli
Cholam Idli [ Sorghum Idli ]
Cholam Idli [ Sorghum Idli ]
Kambu Idli [ Pearl millet Idli ]
Kambu Idli [ Pearl millet Idli ]
rawa Idli
rawa Idli
Rawa buckwheat Idli
Rawa buckwheat Idli
Broken wheat Idli
Broken wheat Idli
Kuthiraivaali Idli [ Barnyard millet idli ]
Kuthiraivaali Idli -Barnyard millet idli 
Idli upma [ idli stir fry ]
Idli upma [ idli stir fry ]
Podi Idli
Podi Idli



For accompaniments
Chutney Varieties
Sambar Varieties

For spicy N flavorful powders [ Podi ]

Idli Milagai Podi

Idli Milagai Podi with Flax seeds

For other breakfast/dinner recipes
Tiffin Recipes