If there is any South Indian food that can give Dosa a run for money, it is definitely Idli. Idli, the second most popular dish in South Indian cuisine, defines the food culture of the region. Served with steamed rice cake, sambar and chutney – Idli makes for a nutritious meal at any time of the day. It is light, healthy and complements the original. That is why it is a dedicated fan base across India so much that today we have got at least one food joint sale idli in every corner of this country. That’s not all. Many of us now make idli at home. With the help of an idli maker and instant idli blend, this has become almost a home-made cakewalk in South India. But did you know that an idli recipe has multiple variations across the South Indian region? That’s right.
From Podi Idli to Kachipuram Idli and more – we look for different types of Idli, each with its own flavor and texture. Another version of this genre we recently added is Alley Idly. Small, round-shaped idlis, with a classic South Indian tadpole (mustard seeds and curry leaves), make these idlis for a nutritious breakfast. Goli Idlis looks a lot like Paniram or Paddu, but is steamed instead of fried. And the best part is that we don’t have to prepare any batter before making Goli Idli. Subsequently, it significantly reduces cooking time and helps you keep meals together in just 20 minutes. Sounds interesting? Let’s take a look at the recipe.
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South Indian Breakfast Recipe: How to make Goli Idli | Goli Idli Recipe:
Boil water in a pan, add salt and ghee and rice flour, and cook until the water is completely soaked. Let it cool a bit and then make a soft dough. Then make small balls from the flour and steam for a while.
Then add and mix idli with a traditional traditional South Indian taraka, urad dal, chana dal, mustard paste, green chillies, curry leaves, sesame seeds and ginger. Finally garnish with coriander leaves and serve. Simple, isn’t it?
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