Idlis

Soft Steamed Rice and Lentil Cakes

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in

Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Instant Indian

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

An idli is a steamed, soft cakelike savory bun, made with a naturally gluten-free sourdough batter of rice and lentils. This is a relatively light and nourishing offering from South India. Idlis are steamed in special molds easily available online (they are sold in multi-layered stands). However, in the event you cannot procure an idli mold/stand, you can actually steam these as a large cake in an 8-inch round cake pan much like the Dhokla, and cut it into