Idli is a traditional breakfast in Indian households. Idli is a savoury cake that is popular throughout India. The cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.

Types of Idlis:

1. Sanna – Variant of Idli, popular amongst the Goans and other Konkani people. These are spongy steamed savoury rice cakes

2. Enduri Pitha – Variant of Idli, popular in Odisha.

3. Tatte idli – plate sized variant of Idli from Karnataka

4. Muday idli – a Mangalorean variant of idli.

5. Button idli or Bullet idli – This usually contains fourteen idlis and is therefore called “fourteen idli”. However this name came from floating idli. These are small idlis


See an easy recipe to prepare Idlis at RECIPE YARD.