Friday, August 22, 2008

Karnataka Tiffin series--Mallige Idli




Karnataka Tiffins Series...

One of the most common and versatile Karnataka breakfast is the "Idli"..These white puffy steamed rice cakes are very simple to make and very healthy with almost nil oil content in them..
We all know what idli is and love it..Here is how you make soft Mallige idli's...These idli's are very soft and extremely delicious..

You need
1 cup whole urad dal (deskinned)--soak if overnight with luke warm clean water
21/4 cup Idli rava--Soak it for 2hours in warm water
1tbsp-poha/cooked rice

Method:
drain the soaked dal and wash it once more under running water. Grind it with a cup of water for atleast 20-25minutes till it turns frothy.The more you grind, the softer your idlis come out..Now mix the idli rava and run the grinder for 6-7minutes till everything is incorporated, add the poha or cooked rice and grind it for 2minutes. Now add salt and mix well.
Take the batter in a big clean vessel and fill it upto 3/4th the vessel. Keep the batter for 4hours in a warm place..(I generally turn on the rice cooker stand for warm setting keep the batter inside the vessel)..
After the batter is fermented , it rises up to the brim of the vessel. Now the idli batter is ready to be used. Grease the idli mould with little ghee/oil,add the batter and steam it for 15minutes till they are nice and fluffy..
Enjoy this with sambhar or coconut chutney or spiced chutney powder...

27 comments:

Cham said...

I love this mallige idli , in Tamil Nadu they call it "Koosbhu idli" Because of the shape :) I made once but didn't turn out well.. I should pick ur recipe and make it again, Pretty one & thanks 2 share it Paru :)

myspicykitchen said...

they look delicious... i rarely make idli's at home, although i am a south indian... ;) thanks for stopping by... do visit my blog again... :)

Eco_smith said...

Hi Paru,
This is my first time @ ur blog!
Nim blog nodi khusi ayaitu!
I am also a resident of CT! Nim varamahalaxmi habba photo/blog kuda tumba chennagidi!
Loved it

Paru ... said...

Cham , do give it a try again :). I love this soft idli too..

Usha, thanks for visiting and commenting:)

Glad to know you are from CT as well eco_smith and visitng and providing wonderful comments..Habbagala shubhashayagalu nimge:)

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VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

wow .. looks nice .. i love mallige idli,have only eaten in restaurants .. it is yummy

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks pluffy and white also. Very tempting edli's.

SriLekha said...

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Suma Rajesh said...

hey paru..i too pasted idli...wht a surprise?..urs looks superb.

david santos said...

Excellent, my friend, excellent!!!
Thank you.
Have a nice week.

masalamagic said...

Hi Paru,
This is my first time at your blog. You have a veyr nice blog with very traditional mouthwatering Karnataka recipes. I love KA food! my favorite of all south indian cuisines. All your chitranna's look so good and your idlis here look deliciously soft!

LG said...

Idli nodi innondu sarti thindi thonnoke ready agidini :) I heard these days we get Mallige idli rice in Bangalore :) have you used it anytime?

Usha said...

Looks deliciously fluffy and soft, I normally make idli's using par boiled rice will try it your way sometime soon :)

Sireesha said...

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Purva Desai said...

Wow Mallige Idli looks really soft from the pic...
and Lovely chutney with the idli looks really awesome...:)
I loved this version of idli...
I ve bookmarked this recipe, thanks for sharing

Archy said...

Wow, Looks so pur white exactly like its name..
Nanu try madtini Mallige edli :) !!

Paru ... said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment Archy, Purva, Usha, LG, Masala magic, David, Vegetable platter, kitchen flavours..

Rajani said...

i love kannadiga food! glad i founf your blog !! what is idli rava???

Paru ... said...

Thanks Rajani for visiting and providing comments..Glad you liked it..

Idli rava is a coarst rava similar to semolina but made with rice. It is more coarse than the regular wheat suji..I generally use this to made idli's instead of soaking rice..

Vidhya said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Idly looks really really soft. Oh my god. I should try this recipe. Mine also comes soft, but not like yours. Will definitely try yours. Thanks. Do visit mine if you get a chance.

http://iyercooks.blogspot.com

Vidhya said...

BTW i have one more doubt. can we use boiled rice instead of idly rava. How much rice should we use for a cup of urad dhall.

viji said...

ur idli looking very soft good idlies

Roochi said...

idlis are my all time favourit... and yours are much softer and puffy.. thumba channaghidhe

Meena said...

Hi,
I want to try this recipe for the batter. When you say 1 cup, is this the standard size or what is the measurement?

Paru ... said...

Thanks Viji, Roochi and Meena for your comments..

Meena, when I say 1cup, I have used standard 1cup measurement..Let me know how yours comes out..

Happy Holidays everybody

Smi said...

Hi Paru,You are the person I was finding.Authentic Udupi sambhar and Mallige idli.I didnt notice any diffrence between the recipe of Mallige and normal idli though and will defintly give a try..keep posting

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