Idli is a popular south indian breakfast. It is healthy and makes an ideal food for the day. It is the favourite of most children and makes a good snack for their box.

Today, different versions of idli are made.  I am giving you the easiest method today.

The ingredients that you need are:

1 bowl of urad dal

2 bowl of idli semolina


Wash the urad dal and soak in water for one and a half hour.

Grind into a fine paste by using adequate amount of water.

Soak the semolina in water for ten minutes.

Mix it with the ground batter.

Keep it in a warm place for eight hours. It needs to ferment.

Idli the ideal breakfast

The next day, add salt to the water and mix it . If the consistency is thick, add some water.

Pour the batter into idli moulds and cook it in a idli  pan or pressure cooker. If using pressure cooker, do not use the whistle.

It normally requires twenty minutes to be done. At first, keep it on a medium flame,later reduce it. Idlis are ready to serve.

Serve hot with chutney and sambar.


Idli is an ideal breakfast to serve any day. It is steamed, easy to prepare and filling. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 2 cup semolina


  1. Wash the urad dal and soak it for two hours.

  2. Grind it to a smooth batter. 

  3. Soak the semolina in water for ten minutes. Mix into the batter, close and keep it in a warm place to ferment. 

  4. Next day, add salt to it. Heat a idli maker, grease the moulds (not necessary) and put batter in the cavity. 

  5. Steam it for fifteen to twenty minutes. 

  6. Serve with chutney and sambar.


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