Discover how to make authentic idli at home with our simple recipe. Achieve fluffy and soft idlis consistently using our step-by-step instructions. Perfect for breakfast or a light meal!

Idli, a traditional South Indian dish, has gained global popularity.

Idlis are commonly paired with sambar (a lentil and vegetable stew) and coconut chutney.

Low in fat and calories, idlis offer a healthy and nutritious breakfast option.

Besides being a delightful breakfast, idlis are also enjoyed as a snack or light meal.

Idli not only delights the taste buds but also provides various health advantages.

With their unique flavor and nutritional perks, idlis have gained popularity worldwide. Whether you seek a nutritious breakfast or crave something deliciously different, idlis are a must-try option!

Here is a step-by-step method for making idlis:

Ingredients:

1- 1 cup idli rice

2- 1/4 cup urad dal

3- 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

4- Water, as needed

5- Salt, to taste

Instructions:

1- Rinse the idli rice and urad dal separately in water until the water runs clear. Soak the rice and dal separately in enough water to cover them for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

2- In a blender or wet grinder, grind the soaked urad dal with fenugreek seeds until it becomes a smooth and fluffy paste. Add a little water as needed to achieve a smooth consistency.

3- Next, grind the soaked rice into a smooth paste, adding water as needed. The rice paste should be slightly coarse in texture.

4- Combine the urad dal paste and rice paste in a large bowl, add salt to taste, and mix well. The batter should be thick but pourable, with a slightly sour smell due to fermentation.

5- Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and let the batter ferment overnight or for at least 8 hours in a warm place.

6- The next day, lightly grease the idli moulds with oil and fill them with the batter. Steam the idlis in a steamer for about 10-12 minutes, or until they are cooked through and fluffy.

7- Remove the idlis from the steamer and let them cool for a few minutes before removing them from the moulds.

8- Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney.

Nutrition Facts

Here are the nutrition facts for idlis per 100g serving:

  • Calories: 105
  • Total Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 174mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Calcium: 16mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg

Here are the nutrition facts for the main ingredients used in idli:

1. 1 cup idli rice:

  - Calories: Approximately 190 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: Around 42 grams

  - Protein: About 3 grams

  - Fat: Less than 1 gram

  - Sodium: Negligible

  - Cholesterol: 0 mg

  - Vitamins and Minerals: Contains iron, niacin, thiamine, and magnesium

  - Nutritional Benefits: Good source of energy due to carbohydrates, contains some protein and essential vitamins and minerals.

2. 1/4 cup urad dal:

  - Calories: Approximately 180 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: Around 30 grams

  - Protein: About 12 grams

  - Fat: Less than 1 gram

  - Sodium: Negligible

  - Cholesterol: 0 mg

  - Vitamins and Minerals: Contains iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium

  - Nutritional Benefits: High in protein, rich in essential minerals, and provides energy.

3. 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds:

  - Calories: Approximately 5 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: About 1 gram

  - Protein: Less than 1 gram

  - Fat: Less than 1 gram

  - Sodium: Negligible

  - Cholesterol: 0 mg

  - Vitamins and Minerals: Contains iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6

  - Nutritional Benefits: Contains antioxidants, may help in digestion and has potential health benefits.

4. Water (as needed):

  - Calories: 0 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: 0 grams

  - Protein: 0 grams

  - Fat: 0 grams

  - Sodium: 0 mg

  - Cholesterol: 0 mg

  - Vitamins and Minerals: No significant nutritional value, but essential for hydration and cooking.

5. Salt (to taste):

  - Calories: 0 kcal

  - Carbohydrates: 0 grams

  - Protein: 0 grams

  - Fat: 0 grams

  - Sodium: Varies based on amount added

  - Cholesterol: 0 mg

  - Vitamins and Minerals: No significant nutritional value, but essential for flavor enhancement.

These nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific brands or cooking methods.

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