Rice Idlis

Rice Idlis

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These Indian rice cakes are a staple in the Hindu diet. The lentils (or Pulses) make them diabetic friendly as well.

"This is a bit time consuming but idli's are wonderful withSambar and Chutney for breakfast. "

- promfh

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3 cups Rice; - washed and soaked
1 cup Urad dal; - washed and soaked
1/2 teaspoon Soda bicarborate
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt; - to taste
1/4 cup Curry leaves; - chopped
1/2 cup Cottage cheese; - low fat

Original recipe makes 18



Having soaked both rice and dal separately, wash well with plenty of water. Grind dal to a very fine paste. Grind rice till fine grains are left (like very fine semolina). Mix both rice and dal together after grinding. Add soda bicarb and salt and beat well. Add a little water if necessary. The batter should be fairly thick. Cover and keep aside for 7-8 hours, undisturbed. To make idlies, do not beat the batter again. Spoon batter onto an idli stand. Heat water in idli cooker, and place stand in. Steam for about 10 minutes. Insert a clean matchstick (back end) or a skewer. The skewer should come out clean if the idlis are done. Making time: Soaking Time: 7-8 hours Grinding: 30 minutes Fermenting: 7-8 hours Steaming: 7-8 minutes per round. Makes: 30-35 idlis

Each (2 idli) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 65, FatCals: 1, TotFat: 0g

SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 0g. MonoFat: 0g

Chol: 0mg, Na: 108mg, K: 114mg

TotCarbs: 12g, Fiber: 6g, Sugars: 1g

Net Carbs: 8g, Protein: 4g


This go very nicely with a spicy vegetable Sambar

photo by promfh promfh

photo by promfh promfh

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promfh 7 years ago
This is a bit time consuming but idli's are wonderful withSambar and Chutney for breakfast.
promfh 8 years ago
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