MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE

MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE

Idli is one of the most popular and healthy South Indian dish. There are many variations in making idli . I have shared a couple of Idli recipes here and today it is Karnataka special " Mallige Idli ". They are very famous in Mysore , Bangalore region. "Mallige" in Kannada means jasmine flower . Since these idlis turn out as soft and white as jasmine flowers , they are named as  'Mallige Idli '.Typically cooked rice and beaten rice is added while making the idli batter which gives that softness to idli. But in my home , adding cooked rice to the batter , keeping overnight and later using the batter for 1-2 days is not OK . So as a replacement i use sago and it too gives excellent result . Soft , spongy these mallige idlis can be translated as Sponge Idli . They are also a close cousin of Tamilnadu's Kushboo Idli . Do give a try friends .. i am sure you will just love these melt in mouth softy fluffy idlis...here you go...

Idli is one of the most popular and healthy South Indian dish. There are many variations in making idli . I have shared a couple of Idli recipes here and today it is Karnataka special " Mallige Idli ". They are very famous in Mysore , Bangalore region. "Mallige" in Kannada means jasmine flower . Sin...

MALLIGE IDLI

Summary

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisinekarnataka
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving

Ingredients

Raw Rice / idli rice
4 cups
Urad Dal / split black gram
1 cup
Thick beaten rice / Poha
1 cup
Sabudana / sago
1/2 cup
Cooking  Soda- ( optional , i don't use )
1/2 tsp
Salt
to taste
Oil to grease

Steps

  1. Wash all the ingredients and soak each seperately . Soak rice n sabudana for 4-5 hours . Urad dal and beten rice for 1-1.5 hours . 
    MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE
  2. Grind the urad dal first into very very smooth paste adding enough water.Do not add water at once. Add it in intervals.
    MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE
  3. Once , urad dal is done , add rice, poha and sabudana and grind adding little water. Grind them all together into smooth batter . The final batter should be smoother than the normal idli batter. 
  4. Transfer the ground batter to a big vessel , add salt , mix well and keep aside for fermentation . let it ferment for 10-12 hours .
    MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE
  5. Morning the batter would have fermented . Mix gently before pouring into greased idli moulds. Check the consistency . The batter should not be too watery nor too thick... just slightly thin.
  6. Heat water in a steamer.If you are adding soda , add at this stage and mix. Grease idli molds with oil .Pour the batter into idli stand.
    MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE
  7. Steam for 10-12 mins on medium flame.Prick a tooth pick,if it comes clean it means its done.Allow it to cool a bit and remove from molds using a greased or wet spoon or knife.
  8. Thats it soft, spongy Mallige Idli's are ready to serve. Serve with coconut Chutney / tomato chutney /  Sambar / Gojju / Chutney Powder.
    MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE
    MALLIGE IDLI RECIPE/ KUSHBOO IDLY / SOFT SPONGE IDLI RECIPE

NOTE

  1. Instead of raw rice you can use idli rava too. 
  2. As said earier , typically cooked rice is used . So , if you are OK with it repalce sabudana with equal quantity of cooked rice . 
  3. I use small variety sabudana . So 4-5 hours soaking time enough. However , if you are using , bigger type, then you will have to soak them overnight . or the quickest way is add sabudana to hot water and keep it closed for 2-3 hours . This will reduce soaking time . 
  4. Adding cooking soda is optional.  In hotels they use but i dont use it. You try and see which way you like.
  5. The final batter should be smoother than the normal idli batter . 

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Love ~Smitha

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