Idli is the most famous south Indian breakfast. Soft and fluffy idlis served with sambar chutney and vadai makes a delicious breakfast. In the last post I explained about getting the perfect batter for idlis. the next step is to steam the idlis. For making idlis we need idli mould known as idli thattu. After filling the moulds, they are cooked in steam until done. Let us now move on to the method..
The perfect South Indian Breakfast
This is the idli stand which has 5 idli plates. Each plate can make 5 idlis. First grease the depressions with oil. There is another type of idli plate. For that, you need to line the plate with a cotton cloth. As I don’t have that type, I haven’t included it in the tutorial.
Fill them with the idli batter.
This is the way to stack the plates.
Steam cook the idlis in a steamer.
Check with a tooth pick. When it comes out clean, then the idli is cooked. Remove from the stove and allow the idlis to cool. If you try to remove it when piping hot, it will stick to the plate. Bringing down the temperature makes it easy to remove. Using a small knife loosen the idli from the mould. Serve it hot along with sambar and chutney.