Mangalorean Sweet Idlis

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1.5 cup - Parboiled rice
  • 1/2 cup - Normal Rice
  • ¼ Cup - Urad Dal
  • A good pinch of Salt
  • 2 tsp - Sugar
  • For preparing the Yeast solution: 1 tbsp - Yeast
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • 1/2 cup - Warm Water

How to Make Mangalorean Sweet Idlis

  • Wash and soak the two types of rice and urad dal separately for 3-4 hours.
  • First grind the urad dal to a fine paste using very little water, and keep it aside.
  • Then grind both types of rice together to a fine thick batter and transfer it to a big bowl.
  • Prepare the yeast solution by mixing the yeast and sugar in a bowl of lukewarm water.
  • The sugar helps the yeast to dissolve faster.
  • Allow it to stand for 10 minutes, the yeast will ferment and turn frothy.
  • To the idli batter, mix the yeast solution until completely incorporated and add sugar and salt to it.
  • Mix well, cover it and place it undisturbed in a warm place to ferment for about 1- 2 hours.
  • The batter would have doubled by now.
  • Pour in the sanna batter into the small bowls ( katoris/ vaatis) and place them on the idli steamer.
  • Steam for 15-20 minutes as usual idlis.
  • Once they are steamed, remove and tilt to remove the cooked sannas.
  • Traditionally it is served with some non-veg gravy on its side.
  • Recipe courtesy: UK Rasoi