Jun 17, 2008

Kancheepuram Idly

This is also very simple receipe. Here is the receipe and the main ingredients are as follows...

  1. Idly Batter - 1 cup
  2. Oil - 1 tsp
  3. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  4. urid dhall - 1/4 tsp
  5. green chillies - 1 or 2
  6. asafoetida powder - a pinch
  7. curry leaves - few
  8. cashew nuts - 4

Preheat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urid dhall, green chillies, asafoetida powder, curry leaves and cashew nuts to it and fry it till golden brown. Pour it into the batter. Mix it well. Add a pinch of salt if necessary. Now take the idly mould, spread some oil in it (preferably sesame oil) and pour the batter in the moulds and steam cook it for 15 to 18 mts. In order to see whether it is ready or not, use the back side of a spoon or knife or toothpick or match stick and insert it into the idly. It should come out clean when you take it, without any batter. This means the idly is ready to serve. Serve it hot with coconut chutney or mint chutney.

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