Friday, February 18, 2011

Brown Rice Idli

I tried for the first time brown rice for making idlies, eventhough i used these brown rice for making many dishes and bakes...I completely skipped the white rice in this idly batter and tried out using brown rice and whole urad dal with some fenugreek seeds, these idlies turned super fluffy,soft eventhough they werent completely bright white in colour (usually in our home town idlies are compared to jasmin flower), the picture itself says it na..Otherwise we didnt find out any difference between the usual idly and this brown rice idly,when served with thick vegetable sambhar,this fluffy idlies tastes super delicious and filling...Am gonna skip completely the idly rice for making idly for the upcoming days.

Brown rice Idli

2cups Brown rice
1/2cup Whole urad dal (without skin)
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
Salt

Wash and soak the brown rice and whole urad dal with fenugreek seeds separately for atleast 4 hours, grind as bit coarse slightly thick batter with enough water in a grinder and add enough salt, mix well and keep it for fermentation, the next day while making idlies, give a stir to the fermented batter and pour enough fermented idly batter to the greased idly plates and cook in idly cooker for 10-15minutes..

Serve this healthy idlies with any sort of spicy chutneys or sambhar..

52 comments:

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

idli and sambar my fav b.fast looks superbb

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice to know that your brown rice idly has turned out soft .Color does not matter.I will try it for sure

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

it looks soft .. for me once it was a disaster will try ur measurements..

Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

Nice! Gotta try your brown rice idlies, soon.

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

It is new to me, using brown rice for Idli. i have not introduced brown rice to my family. Will try this.

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

good one

kaarasaaram.com said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so nice and an awesome combination...
Reva

Mimosa Café said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting and really appealing for me. best wishes.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya,with that sambar by side it looks so yummy!

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & fluffy idlis.Will try it.
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Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!never had brown idly...healthy one~!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy idli's!

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

This is a keeper Priya...Idlis made even more healthy with addition of brown rice..;) Would love to have them now with sambhar..yummm...
Prathima rao
Prats Corner

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

That's a very healthy dish.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said... Reply To This Comment

wow Priya...amazing try as they have come out great..So soft they are..am only baby sitting my dauhgter now...My parents were helping me out before!!Now shifted to hubby's place!!so not finding time to blog like before...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

I love tht platter Priya ..looks so yum and I planning to try brown rice idli too

Vandana Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

The idlis look so soft and fluffy. Healthy meal with brown rice the main ingredient.
The baking event round up is done http://cookingupsomethingnice.blogspot.com/2011/02/baking-for-beginners-ii-event-roundup.html
Thks for sending in those delicious entries Priya.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

too good..looks perfect

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

The idli looks so soft and fluffy priya. Just perfect :)

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, a few months ago my hybby and I decided that we would healthy and bought some brown rice. 1 day we ate and thats it! Now i can make this idly and use the brown rice :) thanks :)

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Can I come over for breakfast? Lovely idlis.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious looking Idli dear. Would love to try out your method.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

I love all your innovative idlis Priya..this one too came out very nice n perfect looking!

US Masala

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!!!that is a healthy idli. will try it out

The Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

The idlis are looking so soft..lovely priya.

Rajani said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect!

Archy said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. healthy idli, looks yum!!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy idly looks very delicious !!!!

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

I've heard brown rice is gud for health. here i cant find any difference priya.. looks gr8. will surely try :)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Idly looks so soft n nice!!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and healthy plate.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

too cool and the best!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Soft and Fluffy idlies.. yummm...
Healthy too... :)

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Nice twist to the suual idlis...sounds healthy twist Priya

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Will it be soft?

? said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tried brown rice for idlli batter; in Palakkad we use the matta ari so the idlli's have a slight pink-brown shade and the aroma of the rice! :-)

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, is this matta rice you are talking about...i thought brown rice is too hard to grind in mixie...your idili looks tempting and I am tempted to try...so wondering which brown rice.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

A different make of idlis... Looks soft...

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Soft and delicious idli,looks superb

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy version of idli..i too posted idli recipe today ..

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Very good..now idlis become super healthy!

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

very soft idli's ..pass the plate Priya..

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

healthy idli's... its 2 am here and feeling hungry after seeing the idli and sambar...

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Brown rice idli looks awesome. love it.

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely, Priya - I am not a huge fan of brown rice, altho I know it is healthier -This seems straightforward and i will try it

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya thas two idlies are not enough for me give me some more so tempting plater dear.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

The idly looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

Amritha Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy dish.. i love idly.. would def try to make it with brown rice. less carbs is always good for health. lovely idly..

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...Love the idly...I used to add 3 :1 ratio br:uraddal....thanks for sharing...

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

healthy idli Priya. The click is very inviting

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

really healthy one.....want to try out....

cooking-with-thas said... Reply To This Comment

It's been a while since I've made idli/sambar, looking at your picture my craving for these have started. Brown rice idlis sounds pretty interesting and healthy too.