Sep 13, 2013

Kanchipuram Idli



Kanchipuram Idli is different from plain and white basic idli. It is a colorful and seasoned idli. The spices are gives amazing and flavor to the idli. This is also offered as prasadam in some temples. Kanchipuram Idli is another version of idli which is loaded with peppercorns and other spices like ginger, cashews and curry leaves which makes the idli taste unique and delicious. Most often eaten at breakfast or as a snack, idlis are usually served in pairs with chutney, sambhar, or other accompaniments.

Idli is a traditional breakfast in south Indian households. Idli is savory cake of South India that is very popular throughout India. The cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.


Preparation Time: 3-4 Hours
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 10 Idlis
Category: South Indian Cuisine
Recipe Source: Tarla Dalal

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Black Split Lentils (Skinless)/ Urad Dal
1/2 Cup Rice
1/2 Tbsp. Bengal Gram/ Chana Dal
1/3 Cup Sour Curd/ Khatti Dahi
4-5 Cashews, Chopped
1 Green Chili, Chopped
2 Tbsp. Coconut, Grated
1/2 Tsp. Ginger paste
1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper Powder
3-4 Curry Leaves
1 Tbsp. Ghee
Salt to Taste
Oil for Greasing



Instructions:
Wash and soak the lentils and rice together for 4-5 hours.
Soak the chana dal separately.
Grind them rice and urad dal together till to coarse paste with little water.
Keep aside this paste for ferment in a warm place at least 6-8 hours or overnight.
Combine all ingredients together in large bowl and mix well.
Grease the idli mould with oil and add spoonful batter in each mould.
Steam for 12-15 minutes on medium flame and serve hot with sambhar or chutney.



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21 comments:

  1. Love this idli very much..You have done wonderfully Preeti, one of our family favourite.

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  2. I love kanchipuram idlis. Never made them at home but have had them at Shiv sagar. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  3. yummy idlis.. perfect breakfast.

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  4. love this kanchipurram idli :) looks so yummy and soft !!

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  5. My all time favorite idly... today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/soya-paneer-mutter.html

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  6. Yummy and soft idlis . Love with sambhar...

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  7. That's great efforts..and idlis have come out so well..

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  8. hmm dahi in idlie, i want to try this recipe, looks good

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  9. Made them perfect Preethi. Looks so inviting...

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  10. I have hed them only once. its in my todo list for a long time now

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  11. Delicious idli's & heard about them a lot from my hubby.. Looks yum.

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  12. Love these spicy idlis! Very well made :)

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