Idli - Sambar

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Idli and Sambar is one of Malayalees favourite Breakfast . The steaming Idli with spicy hot sambar is a tongue tickling Combination. We love to have this any time of the day and it is our best recipe to fall back on any day.The best idli i have ever had is from Idli pillechen's Chaya kada ( tea shop ) near my house in Changanacherry..As a kid i used to crave for this, since my mom always make Appam :)..
Here goes a recipe for soft idli and yummy sambar from my kitchen. 

Recipe for soft Idli:-
Ingredients:-
Urad dal - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 cup
Cooked rice - 1/2 cup
OR
Idli Rice - 2 1/4 cups
Poha / Aval - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Method:-
Soak Urad dal and Fenugreek seeds and aval separately for 6- 8 hours ( If using Idli rice soak it along with it in a separate bowl)
Grind urad dal into a paste.I dont make it to a very fine paste,but only 90% fine paste..there should be some "thari" as my mom says for the batter ( And then Idli rice)
Then grind the cooked rice,aval and fenugreek seeds to a paste
Mix rice flour and rice paste to the urad dal paste ,salt and blend it well so that there is no lump...
The batter consistency should be thick and do not make it too watery
Allow the batter to ferment for 14-16 hours by keeping it in a warm place
(In cold climate,the batter can be fermented by keeping it in a warm oven..Preheat the oven for 10 minutes..clear off the oven and keep the idli batter in the oven after 5 minutes..)
when you are ready to make the idli, add salt to taste, if it is needed.
Brush Ghee or oil to the idli thattam
Pour spoon full of batter to Idli plates and cook it in a steamer for 7 -10 minutes.

34 comments:

Rani said...

Idli looks so soft...I liked the idea of adding aval to the idli,sounds good and tasty

Padma said...

Idli looks so soft ... and perfect with that yummy sambhar :)

Pooja said...

Wow looks so soft n delicious!

meeso said...

Your idlis are so white! Looks good, Nice blog :)

Pavithra said...

Thats superb comfroting food na...looks lovely and soft

kittymatti said...

the idlis looks so soft and spongy!just perfect!

Sanghi said...

Oooooh... drooling over the idli's... So soft and yummy sambar! Great breakfast!:)

Sanghi said...

Sarah if you wish send this yummmy to Srilekha's EFM-breakfast - http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/06/efm-june-breakfast-series.html and Divya's 'Show me ur breakfast" - http://divya-dilse.blogspot.com/2009/06/show-me-your-breakfast.html

Rekha shoban said...

idly looks very soft nice combination with sambar,

Sarah Naveen said...

thanks Padma and Pooja

Sarah Naveen said...

thanks meeso,Pavithra and kittymatti!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Rekha!!!
thanks a lot Sanghi for sending me the link...its so sweet of you!!!!

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Smitha said...

Hey Sarah,
Been some time since I checked out some posts. Those idly's look like sponges. Yummo. This is one of my fav brkfsts on a sunny saturday morning :)
Pinne....abt the fireworks pics, set ur cam at low shutter speed and u will be able to capture fireworks.Cheers!

lissie said...

wow, idlis look so soft and yummy! perfect combo with sambar...!never tried making them with rice flour.

Ann said...

Ha,professional make..Love to grab some fron screen..yum yum

Prathibha said...

Lovely white n soft Idlies....I just love them with sambar....the most comfort food right??

sangi said...

Idlis look soo soft and white...!

Sureshkumar Punjhayil said...

Wow... KOthiyakunnu....!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks lissie..i always make it with rice flour..I am lazy to grind rice too!! but it comes out well!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Ann and prathibha..
Yeah true..its one of the most comfort food!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Sangi dear!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Thanks Sureshkumar

foodcreate said...

Fabulously Delicious! Perfect for Sunday Brunch!

Thnaks for your recipe:)


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Preety said...

those idlis look so white so and fluffy..i wish i can have them:(

Learn Speaking English said...

Good recipe.

Shri said...

This is my first time here..your idlis look too good to eat:)

Ayrin said...

Hi Sarah
I tried your Idlis... they were the perfect idlis I ever made. Thanks a lot for the recipe. You have a wonderful collection of recipes here.

Anonymous said...

hi sarah...
i really love your blog...n i ve tried few recipes too..n they ve all come out good...could u pls tell me which riceflour do u use?n which brand??it will b so helpful as im a new cook im facing quit a lot problem..hope u will help me..thanx..n keep up the good work

Sarah Naveen said...

I normally use the rice flour I bring from home..But when i run out of it , I buy nirapara or any mallu brand idiyyapam , pathiri or puttu podi. But of you are using putti podi , make sure you grind it well with uzhunnu, cos puttu podi has thari in it...hope this helps..

anju said...

hi Sara... Ur idlis looks very yummy... i am a bit confused here... its either rice flour or idli rice right? not both.... isnt it ?

anju said...

hi sarah... Ur idlis looks very yummy.. i am a bit confused here.. its either idli rice or rice flour right ?? not both... isnt it ??

Sarah Naveen said...

Yes its either rice or flour :-)..

Anonymous said...

This was my FAVORITE meal when I was in India....so sad that I haven't had it since

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