Saturday, December 29, 2007

Dhavanai Idli

This is the dish when you eat once you wont forget the taste of it! Just try it!


Urad dal – ½ cup
Channa dal-½ cup
Toor dal -½ cup
Raw rice -1½ cup
For tempering
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Coconut ½ cup freshly grated
Ginger finely chopped.

Total Dal quantity should be equal to rice quantity. Soak toor dal,channa dal together and urad dal and rice separately for 2 hours.

Grind the toor dal,channa dal first and rice second. Grind the urad dal lastly. Then mix all the batter together . add salt to the batter. Leave it overnight to ferment.

Heat oil in a kadai then add mustard seeds,urad dal,curry leaves, ginger and coconut . sauté it for few minutes. Add the sautéed things to the batter.Grease all the tumblers in oil. Then pour the batter in the tumblers and let it cook for 20 to 25 minutes in steam.

Allow it cool for some time then with a knife or spoon take the idlis from the tumblers and cut it into pieces. Serve hot with tomato chutney!


vimmi said...

blogs are great. I have never heard of this before, but am thrilled to get a new type of idle recipe. Thanks.

easycrafts said...

Thats a nice combination in the batter for idli...thanks for sharing..

Shella said...

The idli really looks great. I will surely try it.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi vimmi!
Thanks for your comment!Do try it out!

Hi easycrafts!
Thanks for your comment!

Hi shella!
Thanks for your comment!Do try it out and tell!

Mona said...

Hi, thnx for sharing such an innovative recipe ! :-)

Sagari said...

thats a new recipe CANT WAIT TO TRY

Kribha said...

This is a new recipe to me. I'm sure it must have tasted good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your idllis look picture perfect.

easycrafts said...

Hi, i tried this out and it was very is the link

Asha said...

What a beautiful creation! Veru authentic, thanks Usha.

Ramki said...

Hi Usha,

I've blogged your Dhavanai Idli as a model recipe in the 1001 Quickie Breakfast cookbook at

/Thanks for the detailed recipe


Sanctified Spaces said...

This is my dream come true idli.Steaming idlis in tumblers.Will give it a shot.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Shud I put the tumbler on an idli stand to steam??

thilaka said...

Hi, I chickened out at the last moment,and added a half tsp. of fruit salt to the batter.I tell you Shella , the idlis were out of this world...they tumbled out of the tumblers like cotton candy clouds..oh heavenly..God bless you for 'glamourising' our staid ol'idlis.

thilaka said...

I chickened out at the last moment,and added half a tsp.full of fruit salt to the batter...Shella ,I tell you ,it is out of this tasted like clouds had tumbled out of tumblers !!

kitchen queen said...

lovely new type of idli.looks yum