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Idli (South Indian Type)

Idli (South Indian Type)

Idli (South Indian Type)

This is a breakfast menu in South India and is famous throughout India.

Ingredients for making South Indian Style Idli:

  1. Baking Powder 1 tsp
  2. 2 cup Uncooked Rice
  3. 1 cup Urdi Dal (White split dal)
  4. 1 cup leftover Cooked rice
  5. Fenugreek seeds (Methi) 5 pcs
  6. Salt 1 tsp

Method for making South Indian Style Idli:

  1. Soak the uncooked rice, urdi dal and methi separately for about four hours.
  2. Blend the urdi dal, rice and methi separately (Pour sufficient water to make it into paste.
  3. Mix the blended ingredients together and leave it for approximately 8 hours (overnight) for fermentation.
  4. In the morning, blend 1 cup last nights leftover rice.
  5. Mix together the fermented rice and urdi dal paste, blended rice, salt and baking powder. Make this into a runny paste (Add more water if required).
  6. Spread some oil on the mould of idli tray.
  7. Fill the idli cooker with enough water for steaming.
  8. Pour the Idli batter into the idli moulds and steam cook the idlis for 10 minutes.
  9. Serve the idlis with Coconut chutney/Peanut Chutney or Sambar.
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Idli Fiji Indian style (Suji / Sooji Idli)

Idli Fiji Indian style (Suji / sooji Idli)

Idli Fiji Indian style (Suji / sooji Idli)


  1. 1 Packet Suji/sooji (500g)
  2. oil 2 tbsp
  3. 1 medium sized Onion finely cubed
  4. Yoghurt 1 litre
  5. Curry leaves 5-8 pcs
  6. Sarso 8-10 pcs
  7. salt
  8. Baking powder 3tbsp


  1. Heat frypan and add suji. Roast this till lightly brown.
  2. Cool the roasted suji and add yoghurt, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Heat oil in frypan add finely cubed onion, curry leaves and sarso. Stirr for few seconds.
  4. Cool the fried ingredients and add to the mixture.
  5. Mix all ingredients together well.
  6. Half fill idli cups and steam it


If  you dont have idli maker (idli cups) than you can pour the mixture in a baking tray and steam it.

This Recipe was supplied to me by my cousin sister Mrs Lata from Kulukulu Sigatoka

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