Monday, September 26, 2011

KANCHIPURAM IDLI RECIPE

      Kanchipuram idli is a  Traditional dish made for breakfast and even for dinner which i learnt from my friend, and the original recipe she got  from her grandmother,who is an expert is making kanchipuram idlis.

      A friend of mine served this during navaratri, when we went to her house for golu.

 

kanchipuram idli

INGREDIENTS:

IDLI RICE 1 AND 1/2 CUP
RAW RICE 1/2 CUP
URAD DHAL 1 CUP
PEPPER 1 TSP
CUMIN SEEDS 1/2 TSP
GRATED GINGER 1/2 TSP
SESAME OIL 1TBLSP+1/2 TSP
GHEE 1TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
KACHIPURAM IDLI

METHOD:

  • Soak the raw rice, idli rice and urad dhal  together in water for 5-6 hrs or overnight.
  • After 6 hrs, grind it in grinder. While grinding do not make it too smooth , let it be little coarse.
  • Add salt and keep it aside for 8 hrs( or till it gets fermented).
  • The batter should be of normal idli batter consistency.
  • Before making, take a portion of batter in a vessel.
  • I took a cup of batter.
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  • Crush the pepper coarsely and add the Whole cumin seeds.
  • Add the grated ginger, 1 tblsp of sesame oil and ghee.
  • mix together nicely . Grease a bowl with sesame oil and pour the batter.
  • Steam it for 20 mins or check inserting a tooth pick  .If it comes out clean then it is done.

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  • Allow it to cool for 5 mins and invert it in a plate.
  • Cut into pieces and serve with Idli Milagai Podi.

kanchipuram idli

Note:

  1. A cup of fermented batter yielded 4-5 small pieces.
  2. Hours of fermentation vary depending on the weather conditions.
  3. You can add a tsp of dry ginger powder(sukku)  to the batter, if you like the flavor.
  4. Do not skip the mentioned oil and ghee . Addition of this will make the idli very soft and moist.
  5. This will taste delicious when consumed after 2 hrs from making.

59 comments:

  1. Looks super soft....! in Kerala we make something like this(minus the spices)that is a little sweet.

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  2. I also do it in a similar way,it looks super soft jey..wish I can grab that slice now

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  3. Soft & tempting idlis!! these are my fav..Loved your idea of serving them in slices..:)Mom makes a similar one but flatter version & cuts into wedges :)

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  4. My hubby's fav. its been a long time i made this. i steam it in banana leaf.

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  5. Looks too soft and yummy too.

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  6. Looks too soft and yummy too.

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  7. idli looks perfect and soft!!adding pepper surely gives aroma n taste.

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  8. Yumm Yumm...looks great!! So fluffy nd soft

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  9. perfect idlis!! i will keep this in mind to mke some time :)

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  10. Looks fabulous and super spongy, been a long i prepared them..Fabulous dish..

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  11. wow...Wonderful idli...Love this...My amma used to make in tumblers...

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  12. This is one idli I am yet to try... looks lovely...
    Krithi's Kitchen

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  13. Looks so good Jeyahsri.. i've been thinking of kanchipuram idli for a while now and have been wanting to make it.

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  14. Nice presentation J. Looks so similar to mine.

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  15. Super soft and flufy .

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  16. My bro loves it,looks so soft and such a traditional recipe too!

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  17. wow it turned out so soft and delicious,nice recipe too...

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  18. looks absolutely inviting,droolworthy and super tempting..

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  19. There was some problem at my space too...everything looks ok now. These kanchipuram idlis look very tempitng..would love a piece of that now

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  20. THIS is in my to-do list for long time, now your pics tempt me to try fast! Idli's looks Super soft!

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  21. Have heard a lot about this but never had it ~ thanks for sharing the recipe :)
    USMasala

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  22. very super soft idlis..looks really delish!!!

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  23. Yummy super soft idlis. Sure to make this soon. Looks too good..

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  24. Lovely recipe....Idlies are so soft and nice...

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  25. looks really soft and yummy ..bookmarked this one...cant wait to try it.

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  26. i havent tried this idli, these idlis look so soft n spongy..a must try recipe..

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  27. Soft and spongy Kanjeevaram Idli recipe.Click luks yummy and inviting.Happy to ollow U.

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  28. Feel like eating this right now,...

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  29. never had this before..looks very tasty..does it taste some what like dhokla???? would like to give it a try...thanks in advance.

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  30. @suhaina, yes it taste like sooji dhokla. u can give it a try

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  31. Jeya I am gonna try this today.Thanks a lot 4 the recipe.Will let u know how it turned out :)

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  32. Super soft Idli. Looks so homey. Never tried it till date. With this stepwise recipe I'm gonna try it !!

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  33. so soft and delicious..

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  34. I loved this idli. This looks so soft and looks extremely tempting!

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  35. I havent tasted this but any idli variety I am in for it...looks so soft and yummy

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  36. too tempting dear...lovely clicks

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  37. omg...they're perfect..lipsmacking ..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  38. Idlis look super soft..never added pepper corns in it..sounds yummy.

    Cheers
    Muskaan

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  39. looks super soft....n perfect dear...

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  40. Hi dear.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love the preparation and nicely presented.


    FOODELICIOUS

    EVENT FOR SEPTEMBER & GIVEAWAYS, ‘ONLY’- FASTING FOOD

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  41. had this long time back..totally forgot about this idly..looks delicious..

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  42. Hi dear,Please check out my space for a surprise :-)

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  43. I almost do similar way and OMG i love this very very much.. way too tempted.

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  44. one of my fav....
    looks perfect dear :)

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  45. I have awards for you dear..:)Tasty Appetite

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  46. Looks very soft and porous. Thanks for sharing this.

    Cheers,
    uma

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  47. I have been looking for this recipe tks for sharing it.Yours has come out perfect!let me try.happy to follow you!

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  48. Soft, moist and succulent idlis jeyashri. Such a beauty.

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  49. Looks tempting,first time here following you.Please do drop at my space if time permits.

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  50. Super dooper recipe... Love this.

    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.in

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  51. New to your blog...First of all the blog looks great and all recipes are interesting. Lovely and tempting pictures as well. Great job! But just one small remark on the Kancheepuram idlis. In Kovil idlis/Kancheepuram idlis (the way they make it at Sri Varadharaja temple) we do not add fresh ginger only sukku (ground dry ginger). Other wise the recipe is spot on and I am sure tastes lovely. My family is from Kancheepuram and we call them kovil idlis and is a regular dish for us at home. You can find my recipe for the same at

    http://kuttybear-toddlerfoodideas.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/kancheepuram-idliskovil-idlis-iyengar.html

    I have no intention of criticizing your lovely blog. Just wanted to help with best intention. Happy blogging.

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  52. Hi jayanthi,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I didn't sukku powder as didn't have it. Thanks for telling me in a nice way. Appreciate your words.
    Keep visiting

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  53. I have a doubt. should we temper the Pepper & cumin seeds.?
    Should we mix batter after fermenting & take 1 Cup out of it.

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    1. No need to temper pepper and cumin seeds. You add it as it is. Mix the batter after fermentation

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  54. can we steam in pressure cooker (without weight) like dhokla for 10 mins.

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