July 07, 2008



1 Cup Urad dal(Black gram beans)

2 Cups Idly Rava

1 tsp Fenugreek seeds

Pinch of salt

Oil accordingly



Idly stand with idly plates

A steamer big enough to fix the idly plates


1.Soak Urad dal in water overnight

2.Drain the water and keep the drained water aside.

3.Grind the dal into a smooth batter then add idly rava and blend it for a min.

4.Remove the batter into a vessel and make sure there is not lumps.

5.Keep it covered in a warm place and let it ferment(it might take about 6 hrs.

6.When the batter's volume is increased add a pinch of salt.And mix it add water if necessary.The consistency should be like condensed milk.

7.Rub oil in the idly plates so that the idly doesn't stick after its cooked.

8.Fill the plates with the batter and steam it for 15 minutes or until steam comes out.

9.To check if the idly is cooked touch the idly and if it doesn't stick then its done.

10.Remove all the idlis and serve with any side dish.

I like it with the Chicken curry or with any Indian side dish like Coconut chutney or sambar.

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