17-Sep-2023, 04:50:53 pm

Kanchipuram Idli to Oats Idli: 7 varieties of Idlis in South India

Explore seven delicious varieties of idlis, from traditional soft and fluffy ones to innovative options like Rava Idli and Oats Idli. 

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Traditional Idli

Traditional idlis are soft, fluffy, and mildly tangy steamed rice and urad dal cakes. They are typically served with coconut chutney and sambar.

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Rava Idli

Rava idli is a quick & easy variation made with rava & yogurt. These idlis have a slightly grainy texture and are often flavored with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and cashews.

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Poha Idli

Poha idlis are a light and fluffy option made with flattened rice (poha) and a mixture of rice and urad dal. Poha idlis pair well with coconut chutney or tangy tomato chutney.

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Kanchipuram Idli

These idlis are flavored with black pepper, cumin seeds & ginger, giving them a unique & spicy kick. They are traditionally steamed in banana leaves, giving a distinct aroma. 

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Oats Idli

Oats idli is a healthy and nutritious variation. It combines rolled oats with rice and urad dal to create idlis that are both hearty and wholesome.

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Stuffed Idli

They are filled with various delicious fillings like spiced potato, carrot, or coconut. The stuffing is placed in the center of the idli batter before steaming.

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Miniature Idli

Miniature idlis, also known as baby idlis, are tiny, bite-sized idlis that are perfect for children. They are typically served with sambar and coconut chutney.

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