Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kancheepuram/Kancheevaram/Kanchipuram Idli

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Kancheevaram is a city in the southern part of India.  It is popularly known as the city of 1000 temples.  The city is also famous for sarees that are hand woven making it one of the major occupations of people living there.  Their idlis which are called Kanchipuram idlis are widely sought after.  They are unique and add lot more flavor to the meal.

Ingredients

1 cup idli rice
1/2 cup Toor dal
1/4 cup urad dal
2 Carrots peeled and grated
Salt to taste

Tempering

30 Cashews broken up
15 Curry leaves chopped
Grated fresh coconut to taste
10 Green chopped - optional
Oil

Method
Soak rice and dal for 5 hrs and grind it with salt to a batter and let it ferment.  Once it ferments well,mix to blend. It should yield good 4 cups of fermented batter.  Add the grated carrots to the batter.  Heat oil in a pan and do the tempering when it cools add to the batter and mix to blend well.  Add more salt if needed and blend together.  Moisten the idli moulds with oil, pour scoops of the batter to the moulds and steam them till cooked.  When the idli plates cool down completely, use a butter knife to take the idlis out.  Enjoy hot with chutney.

Note:You can add some black peppers and chopped cilantro leaves if preferred.

23 comments:

Priya said...

Been ages i had this idlis, super tempting and inviting..

Prathima Rao said...

Such spongy & deliicious idlis!!!! They look irresistible & adorable!!!! I have heard so much of this popular kanchipuram idli but can u believe that i have never tasted it???!! Not available in any restaurants where i live too..n yup i love is South India!!! Bookmarked this one & want to try this out soon!!
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Aruna Manikandan said...

delicious idli's :)

Kaveri said...

These are one of my favorite idlis..but somehow I make them only very rarely..

kitchen queen said...

yummy kancheepuram idlis.If u have free time u can go thru my version of this idly in my blog.

Roshna Feroz said...

Variety and healthy recipe dear!!!will surely try for my kid...n ll let u knw

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow super idly,luks so soft and yum...

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Can u pass me some here...Sure its a wonderful breakfast...

Deeksha said...

super soft idlis. thanks for sharing the recipe dear.

San said...

Jaw-dropping idlis on the platter. Inviting pic dear. Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe.

Prathima Shivraj said...

Heard about Kanchipuram idlis, but never had a taste, thanx for such a rare recipe, it's really fantastic.

Nandini said...

The idlis look very delicious and appetizing! Great with chutney!

Nithya said...

Yours is a different version and looks really yummy :)

We use cooked rice to make this idly.

khushi said...

nice blend of carrot with idli.....and adding cashew is new to me.....looks delicious
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Suja said...

Soft and yummy idlis,thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe

Sayantani said...

what a great idli recipe. will try this soon.

divya said...

wow delicious and yummy idlis,luks fab...

Nisha said...

Bookmarking this one

Sobha Shyam said...

soft, delicious and yummy idlis....

Ammu's said...

Those idli's are very tempting...

Prathibha said...

Love these soft idlis..looks yumm

Niru said...

looks perfect...jus wanted to some right away...

Shri said...

These look delicious and perfect! Chanced upon your blog. I've had this for the first time at a relatives; she uses a smaller sized katori/mould for making these...

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