Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Toor Dal Idlis(Pigeon peas Steamcakes)

This is one of regular breakfast of Malnad(Southern part of India).Most of idlis are prepared using the banana leaf or jack fruit leaves called Kotte and steamed in a heavy copper untensils which tastes delicious.
Ingredients
1 cup Parboiled rice
1 cup Toor dal /pigeon peas
Salt
1/4 tsp Baking soda
Soak parboiled rice and toor dal for 4 hours separately and grind the dal finely and rice to coarse.
Add salt and baking soda, mix evenly and allow for frementation for 8 hours.
Heat the steamer and grease the ildi moulds(I used Stainsteel glasses and the steaming time would be 20mins) pour the batter and steam for 20 mins(If you use the regular ildi moulds- steam it for 10 mins)
Serve with any chutney.

Note: You can add some chopped cilantro, curry leaves and ginger to batter.

13 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely idlis. They look perfect!And with toor dhal..its new. I have only made with Urad dhal.

Kalyani said...

idli's r perfect and very recipe to me ...

SathyaSridhar said...

Madhuri,,this idlies are new to me creative recipe dear sure will try this idli soon, looks the same method for normal idli.

Sushma Mallya said...

Using toor dal is something new, must try this one,yours has turned out to be so soft and yum...nice click too madhuri

Panchpakwan said...

Wow madhur looks so sponge and soft idli..Can i take some from your palte?

Gulmohar said...

Nifty idea..never thought of adding toor dal in idlis..

Priya said...

I tried out toordal idlies quite a long back, looks beautiful..

simply.food said...

Perfect idlis spongy and soft.

Rachana Kothari said...

Using toor daal in idli's is something very innovative :)

Padma said...

Idlis look so soft and fluffy.

Suhaina said...

Lovely and soft idlis. i love it.

Nandini said...

What fluffy and graceful idlis!

? said...

What a cretive recipe Madhuri!
Will the rice and toor dal not ferment by itself? Will the batter not 'deflate' after so many hours?
How much batter did you pour into the glasses? Did you then slice them before serving?

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