Idli is one of very popular south Indian breakfast. Rice Idli tastes very good, but if you really love idli like me, here are 5 Idli variations that you must try.
Chana Dal Idli
Chana dal idli is another variation of South Indian Breakfast Idli. Chana dal idli is made with chana dal and tastes so good on it’s own. I usually chana dal Idli with plain sambhar and gun powder for the breakfast. For evening South Indian style tiffin, serve the mini idli with an easy tempering along with filter coffee or a cup of masala tea. Get the Recipe here Chana Dal Idli
Kanchipuram Idli is almost like a masala Idli with a distinct flavour of cumin seeds , dry ginger, and black pepper. Another thing that adds to the flavour of Kanchipuram Idli is that it is steamed in dried mandharai leaves which adds a woody flavour. A slight variation from regular soft Idli, the texture of Kanchipuram Idli is also little denser than regular Idli. Get the recipe here Kanchipuram Idli
Fried Podi Idli
Mini idli, button idli, coin Idli call them any of these name, the cute and small bite sized idlies sure make a delicious appetiser or a tea time snack along with a cup of kadak masala chai or a cup of filter kappi. In the podi idli, mini idlies are made using this idli recipe and then tempered. Get the recipe here Podi Idli
Ghee Fried Idli
Ghee Idli This is almost same as podi Idli but here Idlies are actually sautéed for a bit in flavourful ghee which adds to comforting and earthy taste of ghee along with soft bites of fluffy mini idli. Get the recipe here Ghee Fried Idli
Ragi or finger millet is one of very nutritious gluten-free grain that can be consumed in the variety of ways. I make dosa, idli and bread most of the times. Ragi idli is our favorite to serve with sambhar, ghee and podi. Get the Ragi recipe Idli here.
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