Monday, April 27, 2015

Kanchipuram Idli / Kudalai Idli - காஞ்சிபுரம் இட்லி - குடலை இட்லி

Idli as you know is a wholesome and healthy food.

Kanchipuram Idli is a very famous tiffin item.
Kanchipuram Idli is also the same wholesome, healthy and easily digestible item and its unique flavor and taste comes from the Pepper, Jeera and Sukku (dry ginger)

To make this Idli you can grind in mixer itself.
It's easy to prepare for a small quantity.

Ingredients Needed for Grinding:-
1. Idli rice 1/2 cup
2. Raw rice 1/2 cup
3. Urad dal 1/2 cup
4. Salt to taste

Ingredients to be added:-
1. Curds - 2 tsp
2. Sukku powder - 1/2 tsp ( can be replaced with grated ginger ) 
3. Hing/ Perungayam
4. Ghee - 1 tsp
5. Oil 1-  tsp (preferably gingelly oil)
6. Finely chopped curry leaves 
7. Water - 2 tsp
8. Crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp
9. Crushed Jeera  - 1 tsp 

Kanchipuram Idli / Kudalai Idli - காஞ்சிபுரம் இட்லி - குடலை இட்லி
1. Wash few times Rice and Dal.
2. Soak atleast for 4 hours and grind into coarse paste.
 (add minimum water)

3. Add salt and ferment it overnight.

4. Next day add the remaining ingredients like Curds, Pepper, Jeera, Ghee, Sukku podi, Hing and Oil. Mix well.

5. Add finely chopped curry leaves  and keep the batter for atleast 30 mins.
Add water, if necessary.

6. Heat water in a Idli cooker or steamer, grease the plates. Here I used small cups.
7. Pour the batter till half portion only and steam it.
    Cooking takes little longer time than idlis.

8. Serve this Idli with Chutney or Podi.

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