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Saturday, January 1, 2011

South Indian Idly @bengal rowing Club Calcutta

the idly at bengal rowing club Rabindra sarobar in Calcutta i think its the best in Calcutta ... do have a try if u catch hold of any member .. its  hot crispy and streamy ....

4 comments:

MsByn said...

What is this exactly? Is it a bread? A Vegetable? It looks VERY interesting. I love learning about new things:)

uralochka said...

What is it, really? looks as smth sponge... explain plzzz

dev said...

Idli (English pronunciation: /ˈɪdliː/, also romanized "idly" or "iddly", plural "idlis"; Kannada: ಇಡ್ಲಿ;Tulu: ಇಡ್ಲಿ; Tamil: இட்லி; Telugu: ఇడ్లీ, ఆవిరికుడుము (Aviri-Kudumu); Malayalam: ഇഡ്ഡലി;) is a south Indian savory cake 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. Steamed idli in India may have been an imported idea from Indonesia.[1] The earliest mention of idli in India occurs in Kannada writing of Shivakotiacharya in 920 CE.[2][3]

Most often eaten at breakfast or as a snack, idlis are usually served in pairs with chutney, sambar, or other accompaniments. Mixtures of crushed dry spices such as milagai podi are the preferred condiment for idlis eaten on the go.

dev said...

the video link of making idly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzSldbEm56A