Idli is prepared from Dal chawal and if you are in a hurry, soak dal chawal before hand, grind and ferment, if not grounded and fermented then Idli can also be made from Rawa Suji.
Though Idli can be made instantly with Rawa/Suji, the taste and flavor of Idli prepared from Dal chawal is unbeatable. If hot Idlis with equally hot Sambhar is served to you then you will leave all your work and indulge in this treat. It is so soft that even a child of 8 months can eat it. You can have it for breakfast,lunch or dinner whenever you feel.
To make Idli from Dal chawal, soak Dal chawal, grind it and prepare a mixture and allow it to ferment. Idli will turn spongy only if mixture is fermented properly, so we have to be very attentive while while making the mixture. We also have to plan earlier, if we want to make the Idli on Sunday, then those living in hot places have to soak Dal on Saturday morning itself. While those living in cold regions need to soak Dal on Friday morning as fermentation is slow if the weather is cold. So lets start preparing Dal Idli.
Navratri is a festival where people prefer eating simple food without onions and garlic. People who observe fasts during navratri can eat Sama Rice or Samvat Rice. Sama rice are small in size compared to regular quality of rice and eaten during fasting days.
You can make pulao with sama rice or if you consider eating sweet recipe then prepare kheer (Sama Rice Kheer Recipe) from them. Today we will make Sama Rice Pulao.
We all are fond of kheer, halwa, pulav made with vermicelli. But idli made with vermicelli is also very good in taste. It is zero-fat recipe and can be eaten in breakfast or in the evening as a snack. Lets start making Vermicelli idli at home.
During the winter season one always desires something hot for breakfast. It can not get better than Steaming Stuffed Idlis.
If planned earlier then Dal Idli can be prepared, but Rawa Idli can me made instantly whenever you want. Filling Idli with your favorite mix makes it more palatable. So let us prepare Stuffed Idli Rawa for today's breakfast.