Thonnai idli Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Thonnai idli is a traditional South Indian dish made with fermented rice and urad dal batter. It is steamed in thonnai (dried palm leaf cups), which gives it a unique flavor and aroma. Thonnai idli is soft, fluffy, and has a slightly tangy taste. It is typically served with coconut chutney and sambar.

16 Rating -
12hr 20minstotal
12hr Prep
12hr Prep
Thonnai idli

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Ingredients for Thonnai idli Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Rice
  • 0.13 cup Urad Dal
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as required Oil For Greasing
  • as required Coconut Chutney
  • as required Sambar

Directions: Thonnai Idli Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Soak rice and urad dal separately for 4-6 hours.
  • STEP 2.Grind them separately to a smooth batter.
  • STEP 3.Mix the batter together and add salt. Let it ferment overnight.
  • STEP 4.Grease the thonnai cups with oil and pour the batter into them.
  • STEP 5.Steam the idlis for 10-12 minutes or until cooked.
  • STEP 6.Remove the idlis from the cups and serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to soak the rice and urad dal for the recommended time to achieve the right texture.
  • Fermentation is key to getting soft and fluffy idlis. Keep the batter in a warm place for optimal fermentation.
  • You can add grated coconut or chopped vegetables to the batter for added flavor and texture.

Storage and Serving

  • Thonnai idlis are best served fresh and hot.
  • Leftover idlis can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat, steam the idlis for a few minutes or microwave them for 30 seconds.
  • Serve with coconut chutney and sambar for a complete meal.
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Recipe By Slurrp