Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Years ago, I have learned this recipe from my friend. This is a nutritious idli as it contains black gram, green gram, pepper and cumin seeds. Children always like this as it tastes better than the ordinary idlies. Either tomato chutney or onion chutney is a suitable side dish for this kudalai idli!

குடலை இட்லி


Par Boiled rice- 1 cup

Green gram- 1 cup

Black gram- 1 cup

Ghee- 1 tbsp

Oil- 1 tsp

Curry leaves- 1 arc

Chopped green chilles- 1 tsp

Finely chopped ginger- ½ tsp

Asafoetida powder- half sp

Crushed pepper- 1 tsp

Cumin seeds- half sp

Salt to taste


Soak the rice, black gram and the green gram in lots of water over night.

In the morning grind them to a fine batter like idli batter.

Mix with enough salt and ferment the batter for 8 hours.

Heat a small pan and pour the ghee and the oil.

Add the green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and the asafoetida powder.

Fry on slow fire for a few seconds.

Then add the pepper and cumin.

Mix well and pour this to the idli batter.

Mix well.

Fill in the idli mould and steam as we steam the normal idlies.

The delicious KUDALAI IDLY ready now!!


We can soak the rice and the black gram separately and the green gram in a separate bowl. After grinding the rice and the black gram to a frothy batter, then add the green gram and grind coarsely.