Indian Food

View BasketPay For Items

Recipe for Idli / IdlyClick image to enlarge

Recipe for Idli / Idly

Recipe for Idli / Idly

(Ref: RCP109)

FREE: But, if you like the recipe, and care to donate to our chosen charity (Frank Water), please add to basket - thank you: 1.00


Idli is a well known South Indian breakfast item. Its a rice based steamed cake. As there's minimal fat usage in the making of Idlis, its considered to be a healthy item and also easily digestable by little tummies as well. Idli-Chutney-Sambar is a must combination in any Indian Restaurant!



Preparation Time:

8 hrs

Cooking Time:

15 mins


Idli Rava - 2 Cups
 Urad Dal - 1 Cup
 Salt - 1½ tbsp
 Oil for greasing


• Wash Urad Dal in Water nicely and soak it for about 8hrs.

• Drain the Water and grind the dal into a fine paste.

• Wash the Idli Rava and drain all the Water.

• Mix the Dal batter, Idli Rava and Salt well.

• Leave this mixture in a warm place for about 8hrs or overnight to ferment.

• Once the dough is well fermented you can start making the Idlis. You Need an Idli stand to make the Idlis.

• Grease the Idli plates with some Oil and pour about 3/4 full of batter.

• Steam these prepared plates on medium heat for about 10-15mins or till cooked.

• Use a spoon to take off the Idlis from the Idli stand.

• Serve hot with Chutney and Sambar!

Variations: You can use Idly Rice instead of Idli Rava - only thing to keep in mind is to soak the Rice same as Urad Dal. Grind both the Rice and Urad dal separately and then mix it together. Using Idli Rava is a simpler and quicker option.

See more: Idli related products...

"Dear Spices of India, We just got our order by the name of my husband (Naveed Iqbal). We are really satisfied by ur post and wonderful packing. It was our first time and we will keep buying things from this website."

- Sheny