Steamed rice and lentil cakes with pepper corns and cumin. Makes a great breakfast when served with coconut chutney and sambar. Can be made vegan and gluten free.
The batter for this recipe must be coarse like that of semolina.
The batter must not be too thick or too runny. When you pour a ladle of batter, it must be free flowing.
You can also add coconut bits to the batter.
Skip the ghee and use vegetable oil for a vegan version.
Its very important for the batter to become sour or else the idlies wont taste good.
Traditionally, these idlies are cooked in a deep plate like vessel or in small cups. The picture shows idlies that i made in a small deep plate. But i found that the batter cooks quickly in a traditional idli mould. So feel free to make your choice.