Idli is a popular South Indian breakfast dish. Learn how to make your breakfast prep stretch for a few days by just altering this Idly batter a little to have a completely different but a healthy breakfast everyday. In this post I will be sharing Idli recipe using Ultra Fastgrind wetgrinder.
Idlis are made by steaming a batter consisting of black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.
IDLY IS A HEALTHY GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST
Since my childhood, I have been eating Idli for breakfast. Idli is a fermented, gluten free and high in protiens preparation. Therefore, it is a healthy and wholesome breakfast choice. Since, Idlis are also easy to digest they are also the ideal breakfast for kids to develop a healthy gut and digestion. The combination of rice and lentils make Idlis also high in protein content.
TIPS FOR MAKING IDLI RECIPE
- Use only par boiled rice from the Indian stores. Par boiled rice like Uncle Ben’s will not work, nor even other varieties which are available in western sources.
- Soak the fenugreek seeds with the lentils. This makes the idlis soft and fluffy.
- If you live in a cold climate, soak the grains the night before and change the water a couple of times before grinding.
- Keep the finished batter in a warm place to achieve optimal fermentation.
- Once fermented store in the fridge.
INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING IDLI
- 1 Cup of urad dhal
- 3 Cups of idly rice
- 1 Tsp of fenugreek seeds
- 3 Tsp of Salt
- Baking soda 2 pinches
- Water as needed
HOW TO MAKE IDLI USING ULTRA FASTGRIND WETGRINDER
- First soak the rice and black lentils separately. Soak the lentils with fenugreek seeds.
- Grind the lentils adding a little water. Next grind the rice into a smooth batter.
- I usually use a wet grinder for this purpose. Please refer to my previous blog post on how to grind batter using Ultra Fastgrind wet grinder.
- Use the Rice/Dhal program for grinding. The lentils need around 15 minutes and the soaked rice around 12 minutes.
- Mix the salt into the batter and ferment the batter overnight.
- Mix the baking soda into the fermented batter and mix with a little water and pour into idli forms and steam for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot with chutney.
VIDEO TUTORIAL IDLI RECIPE USING ULTRA FASTGRIND
RECIPE VARIATIONS WITH IDLI BATTER
Since, I grind enough batter for a week, I refrigerate the fermented batter. Therefore, I have enough to vary the dishes. I plan it in such a way to stretch this batter and make different recipes from the same batter.
With the same batter, thin is down with water and a little salt. Heat a cast iron crepe pan and add a little oil and make thin savory pancakes. This is called dosa in South India.
Add a little millet flour and make it into a thin consistency. You can make this batter into savory millet pancakes. You can spice it up by adding chopped onions, chilies and cumin seeds too.
Since fermented foods are becoming a super food for the past few years. Should we consider Idli to be a super food for all the beneficial effects this simple breakfast item has in our body?
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