12 hours 15 mins

    South Indian cuisine has a strong influence on Maharashtran cuisine. Idlis are an example of this influence. These are round shaped rice cakes that are served with chutneys. Enjoy!


    Maharashtra, India
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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 cups rice ( except for basmati rice)
    • 2 cups udad dal or white lentils
    • 1/2 teaspoon soda powder
    • salt as needed

    Prep:4hr  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:12hr15min 

    1. Soak the rice and dal for 8 hours ( overnight).
    2. Drain the water out and grind the dal and rice to make a fine paste.
    3. Keep the paste in a moist place for 4 hours( far from windows or fan) to allow it to get fermented.
    4. Mix soda powder and salt with the fermented paste to make batter.
    5. Grease the idli holder/maker and fill each hole of the maker unto three quarters.
    6. Steam cook for 5-10 minutes.
    7. Using a butter knife, take the idlis out and serve with chutney.

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