Thatte Idli with Podi

Thatte Idli with Podi

Idli, South India’s savory breakfast cake, is made from a mixture of rice and lentils which are soaked in water, ground, and fermented. The resulting tangy batter is then poured into a mold, steamed, and served with assorted spices and chutneys. This version, named for the particular plate-shaped mold in which it is steamed, comes from the southwestern state of Karnataka and is fluffier, flatter, and wider than the more common, smaller, lozenge-shaped idli. Order a thatte idli maker with 8-inch plates online, or position a deep, heatproof plate in a wok or wide skillet with a tight-fitting lid to approximate the effect.

Thatte Idli with Podi