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!
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.
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.