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Sunday, December 30, 2012


Idli Recipe, How To Make Idli, Idli Sambhar Receipe


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2 cups Rice
1 cup Urad Daal (white)
1 1/2 tblsp Salt
A pinch of Baking Soda
Oil for greasing

How to make idli :

  • Pick, wash and soak the daal overnight or for 8 hours.
  • Pick, wash and drain the rice. Grind it coarsely in a blender.
  • Grind the daal into a smooth and forthy paste.
  • Now mix the grinded rice and daal together into a batter.
  • Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
  • Idlis are ready to be cooked when the batter is well fermented.
  • Grease the idle holder or pan well and fill each of thm with 3/4th full of batter.
  • Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.
  • Use a butter knife to remove the idlis.
  • Serve them with sambhar and chutney 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lemon Rice , Chitranna Recipe

Lemon Rice Recipe, Lemon Rice Receipe, How To Make Lemon Rice
Lemon Rice is a delicious South Indian dish . You can also make it with leftover rice. Serve Lemon Rice with a Raita (yogurt salad) and Poppadums for a simple yet tasty meal.


  • 2 cups cooked Basmati rice (or leftover rice)
  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1/2cup coconut grated
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (roasted and unsalted)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and add the peanuts. Fry for another minute. Add the turmeric powder,  grated coconut and turn off the fire.
  • Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add the rice and mix thoroughly.
  • Serve with a Raita and Poppadums.