Kancheepuram Idli ~ for a weekend breakfast

    When I saw kancheepuram idli recipe on Chitra Amma's Kitchen, I decided to make it for our weekend breakfast. Chitra Amma, thank you so much for making for breakfast a yummy one. You all should visit Kancheepuram Idli recipe.           

Kancheepuram Idlis as written by Chitra Amma in her blog:


Uddinabele/Uriddal/Split black gram dal - 1 cup
Hesarubele/dhuli moong dal/Green gram dal - 1 cup
Avalakki/Rice Flakes/Beaten rice - 1 tbsp
Menthe/Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Idly rava ( broken par boiled rice )- 1 cup
Salt - 2 tsps
Sugar - 1 pinch

Ellina enne/Til ka kel/Sesame oil - 2 tbsps
Kaalu menasu/Black pepper - 2 tsps
Jeerige/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Kadalebele/Bengal gram dal - 1 tbsp
Hasiru menasinakayi/Chopped green chillies - 1 tbsp
Shunti/Chopped fresh ginger - 1 tbsp
Karibevu/Curry leaves - a few


1. Wash and soak Uddinbele/uriddal, hesarubele/green gram dal, avalakki/beaten rice and feugreek seeds for one hour.
2. Wash and drain the idly rava and keep aside.
3. Grind the soaked lentil mixture till it becomes smooth and fluffy.
4. Add the drained idly rava and grind for two more minutes.
5. Blend the salt and sugar into the ground batter.
6. Store in a big container with a lid and leave it overnight for fermenting. The batter will rise to twice its volume after fermentation.


1. Heat oil in a pan and add crushed black pepper and fry till it emanates a pleasant aroma.
2. Next add the cumin seeds.
3. Add bengal gram dal and fry till it is golden in colour.
4. Add chopped green chillies and fresh ginger.
5. Finally add curry leaves and pour the seasoning into the idly batter, and mix well.( cashew nuts or fresh coconut pieces can also be added to the seasoning).
6. Grease the banana leaf cups with ghee and fill the cups with the seasoned batter.
Uddina Vade Recipe from Me:

Uddinabele/Uriddal - 1 cup
Kaalu Menasu/Whole Black Pepper: 1/2 tsp
Hasirumenasinakayi/Green Chillies: 1 (chopped into fine pieces)
Shunti/Ginger: 1 tsp (grated)
Tenginakayi chooru/Fresh Coconut: 1 tsp (finely chopped)
Kottambari Soppu/Coriander leaves: 1tbsp (chopped finely)

Soak Uddinabele/Uriddal in luke warm water for 1 -2hrs. Do not soak more than this.
Blend uddinabele with salt to a fine paste using minimal water. Mix rest of the ingredients.
Heat oil in a deep pan.
Wet your hands and scoop little batter and make a hole in the center. Dip it into the oil and fry both the sides till golden. Enjoy with your choice of sambar :)

Edited to add:

Sending this breakfast platter to :

Smita of Kannada Cuisine who is hosting MLLA -35 started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook

Priya of Mharo Rajasthan's Recipe is hosting  Bookmarked Recipes- Every Tuesday started by Aipi of US Masala.


Raks said...

I too wanting to try this idli for long time,looks fabulous!

Indian Khana said...

That platter looks so gud ....n so the idly

Unknown said...

idlis and vadais , my favourite indian very tempted to make them soon..lovely kancheepuram idlis..

chef and her kitchen said...

Wat a lovely brkfast laxmi...:)why dont u call me next time when u make something like dis..looks yummmy

Suparna said...

The best combo for ever ! beautiful clicks lg!

Pari said...

Wow, that's a welcoming platter, I would love to try the Idli sometime.


Priya Suresh said...

Wat a fabulous breakfast, omg,just drooling over that platter..

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

looks so yumm:)

Hari Chandana P said...

I love this recipe.. looks simply awesome and perfect.. thanks for sharing dear.. lovely presentation !!
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Prema said...

Very tempting and delicious recipe,luks very tempting...

Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

Dear Lakshmi,

Thank you for the lovely testimonial.I am happy that you had a hearty breakfast.
Your crispy golden vadas are inviting and that yummy sambar too !
Wish you all the best.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

even i wanted to try this after having an yummy idli in my friend's place.looks very nice

aipi said...

my my looks mouthwatering ~ totally drooling over that platter :)
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

OMG! Idli looks super tasty and very well complimented with vadas.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks very tempting...nice clicks..

Kannada Cuisine said...

Ah! Super-duper combo...MLLA 35 ge Kalisi Lakshmi :)

Unknown said...

my mouth is watering copiously at your pictures! Wish I could have a plate right now!!!:((

Unknown said...

Thanks for linking it to our bookmarked event, but please do link it to our blogs' post.

Unknown said...

too good it .first time here.

Chitra said...

I too saw that post. was looking gr8. urs too :)iam drooling over the vada & sambhar

Finla said...

I have never had this idlie looks so so yumm.

Unknown said...

Thanka Lakshmi for linking it to our event, just wanted to mention that Aipi and I both co-host this event :)

Smitha said...

Thanks for the entry Lakshmi...

Padma said...

The whole platter looks very inviting and idlis look very lovely.

Sobha Shyam said...

wow..a great breakfast..the idlis look amazing..first time here..glad to follow u :) drop at my space too !1

Cham said...

The whole plate looks like a feast!

Pushpa said...

Kancheepuram idli looks superb and tempting with the vada sambar combo.

jaya's recipes said...

different type of idli will surley try.looks great!

YOSEE said...

Thats a real hearty breakfast !

Sandhya said...

I tried the vade. The taste was too good. Thanks a lot for the simple recipe.

Lakshmi said...

Thanks for the feedback Sandhya.

Unknown said...

that whole plate makes my mouth water - I just had dinner and I am still salivating! great pics :)

notyet100 said...

platter looks delicious,..