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This is our family favourite dish which my mother-in-law used to make with leftover rice , it tastes so yummy with lots of  onion and touch of pepper. This can be served as breakfast or dinner. It is perfect combination with coconut chutney. So soft and tastes so good. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients :

Left over rice (Even fresh can also be used) - 1 cup
Raw Rice (pacharisi) - 1 cup
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 3
Onion - 1 big chopped finely
Salt - as required
Curd - 1 cup
Soda-bi carbonate - 1 tsp
Oil - 3 tbsp

Round plates with walls is used for steaming the idlies.

Method :

1. Wash the raw rice in cold water and drain well and keep aside for 1/2 hr.
2. The moisture in rice will be absorbed and now powder the rice like fine rawa.
3. Now grind the left over rice using the curd and make it as fine paste.
4. Add this mixture to the powdered rice add salt and mix well.
5. This has to be fermented overnight.
6. Now in the morning grind the chilli paste and add to the batter.
7. Add chopped onion, pepper,oil(3 tbsp) and required salt mix well.
8. Make the cooker ready for steaming.
9. Add the soda-bi carbonate to the batter mix well and pour this to the plate about less than 3/4th of its height.
10. Steam it for 15 minutes.
11. Remove and let it cool for few seconds and cut to pieces in desired shape.
12. Tilt it and serve. Fluffy idlies are ready with yummy coconut chutney.

Note :

1.You need not grease the plates. Just wash with water and pour the batter less than 3/4 th of the height because it raises.
2. If your making more quantities plates can be stacked in the cooker keeping two sticks between each plates.

Coconut chutney :

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Roasted gram dhal - 1/8 cup
Green chillies - 2
Asafoetida - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves little(optional)

Tempering :
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal- 1 tsp
Oil , curry leaves

Method :

Grind the above ingredients to coarse paste and do the tempering with mustard,urad and curry leaves.

Vishali  – (May 4, 2009 at 10:50 AM)  

that looks awsome and delicious.....will try sometime Pavithra...

Renuka  – (May 4, 2009 at 11:02 AM)  

idli looks yummy..will have to try it..

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 4, 2009 at 11:08 AM)  

Nice idli with left over rice... When I saw this I thought it was sushi... So authentic and I guess this is a typical Madurai recipe...

chef and her kitchen  – (May 4, 2009 at 11:27 AM)  

Interesting recipe for idli's with left over rice..will try sometime lol..

Pooja  – (May 4, 2009 at 11:41 AM)  

Wow looks awesome! I have never had Onion idlis b4..Must have tasted delicious!

Nandinis food  – (May 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM)  

Idlis are fluffy! Whenever I use raw rice for Idli , I add left over rice....but adding onion and pepper is new to me and tasty also.Coconut chutney looks yum!

Padma  – (May 4, 2009 at 11:53 AM)  

Nice idli's with left over rice Pavithra... the picture reminded me of Mangalore idli's... but when I read the recipe it was totally different... good recipe :)

Lavanya  – (May 4, 2009 at 12:15 PM)  

beautiful idli..lovely pics..looks so yummy!!

Dhanya Ganesh  – (May 4, 2009 at 12:47 PM)  

Interesting and awesome recipe. You are very creative dear.

Christo Gonzales  – (May 4, 2009 at 12:55 PM)  

I dont even know where to begin- there are so many lovely posts I would end up saying the same thing over and over again - I want to taste the sandwich - I want some of the mint rice - its beautiful over here

kittymatti  – (May 4, 2009 at 12:58 PM)  

wow! Excellent and very different recipe! The pic looks so good and the coconut chutney is perfecto! love it!!

Pooja  – (May 4, 2009 at 1:17 PM)  

wow..Thats nice use of leftover rice..Looks great pavithra..

Priyameena  – (May 4, 2009 at 3:14 PM)  

never heard this dish before..very unique...wonderful idea..

Chef Jeena  – (May 4, 2009 at 3:18 PM)  

Lovely rice dish they look so perfectly shaped. :-)

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian)  – (May 4, 2009 at 3:40 PM)  

Pavithra-that looks so yummy!Great pics too.
It reminds me of sannas that my gran used to make-she made them in small watis/katoris!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 4, 2009 at 5:31 PM)  

Idlis look perfect and yummm...
What nice presentation....

Priya Sriram  – (May 4, 2009 at 7:44 PM)  

Idli and chutney looks great Pavithra! I like the idea of making it from leftover rice!:)

Nithya  – (May 4, 2009 at 9:31 PM)  

lovely dish again.. looking interesting.. Anni, is this kanchi idly or is it different??? I am not so sure of the recipe.

New Tube  – (May 4, 2009 at 9:56 PM)  

wow....excellent idea.U r growing,growing, happy for u pavi.

Uma  – (May 4, 2009 at 11:19 PM)  

mmm. that's a nice, new way to eat idlis. They look so soft and yummy. Seems so easy too. Good one Pavithra :)

lubnakarim06  – (May 5, 2009 at 12:55 AM)  

Oh wow looks yummy.....With leftovoer rice sounds gr8!

Dibs  – (May 5, 2009 at 3:52 AM)  

very interesting! I hate puuting left over rice in the fridge!! This gives such a nice idea!

Anuradha –   – (May 5, 2009 at 4:27 AM)  

Ha Ha. Easy to make wonderful idly.

Vrinda  – (May 5, 2009 at 9:17 AM)  

Great recipe with left over rice..The best thing i liked is the way u used onions in it..will giv it a try

AnuSriram  – (May 5, 2009 at 9:23 AM)  

Wow.. thats very innovative.. looks lovely!

Anonymous –   – (May 5, 2009 at 2:29 PM)  

its something new to me. i am sure to try it.the pic looks beautiful.u must b a creative person

ARUNA  – (May 5, 2009 at 4:15 PM)  

this is sooooo fantastic!!!

dsdsds  – (May 28, 2009 at 10:17 AM)  

One more tasty dish with left over rice... nice

kitchen queen  – (August 22, 2009 at 2:05 PM)  

wow idli with leftover rice is a good idea and it looks so delicious in the picture. feel like having it.You can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments

Unknown  – (March 23, 2013 at 6:18 AM)  

wowww awesome :) Great going Pavithra (y)...

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