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Kanchipuram idly recipe

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Tamil Cuisine  -  Vegetarian RecipesIdli Recipes (entree)
Prep Time:0 minutes | Cooking Time:1 hour
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  1. Rice - 1 cup
  2. Par boiled rice - 1 cup
  3. Black gram (Uluthamparuppu) - 1 cup
  4. Black pepper – 2 teaspoon (tsp)
  5. Cumin seed - 2 teaspoon (tsp)
  6. Asafoetida (Perungayam) - 1/2 teaspoon (tsp)
  7. Ghee - 1 table spoon
  8. Finley chopped curry leaves - 2 teaspoon (tsp)
  9. Finely chopped coriander leaves - 2 teaspoon (tsp)
  10. Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon (tsp)
  11. Finely chopped green chili - 8
  12. Grated ginger ginger - 1 inch
  13. Broken cashews - 2 teaspoon (tsp)
  14. Raisins - 3 teaspoon (tsp)
  15. Salt - to taste


  1. Soak rice, par boiled rice, black gram for 6 - 8 hours.
  2. Strain the water and grind them into a batter add water  as needed.  Add salt and keep aside the batter for 8 - 10 hours for fermenting.
  3. In a pan heat ghee, now add the black pepper and cook for 1 min. Now add the cumin seeds and fry for a min. Cool them, grind it to a paste and add it to the batter.
  4. Heat the same pan with left over ghee, add cashews, turmeric powder, asafoetida , curry leaves, ginger, green chili, fry them for 1-2 min. Add them and mix them to the batter.
  5. Spoon batter onto an idli (idly) stand.
  6. Heat water in idli (idly) cooker, and place stand in.
  7. Steam for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Insert a clean matchstick (back end) or a skewer. The skewer should come out clean if the idlies are done.


  1. Total Preparation Time : Soaking Time: 7-8 hour (Grinding: 30 minutes, Fermenting: 7-8 hours,Steaming: 7-8 minutes per round.)


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