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:

  1. idli and sambar my fav b.fast looks superbb

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

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

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  4. Nice! Gotta try your brown rice idlies, soon.

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

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

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  7. very interesting and really appealing for me. best wishes.

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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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

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  13. 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.

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

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  15. 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 :)

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  16. Can I come over for breakfast? Lovely idlis.

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

    US Masala

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

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  20. The idlis are looking so soft..lovely priya.

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  21. wow.. healthy idli, looks yum!!

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

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

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

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  25. 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! :-)

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  26. 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.

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

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  28. Soft and delicious idli,looks superb

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

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  30. Very good..now idlis become super healthy!

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

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

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  33. Brown rice idli looks awesome. love it.

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  34. 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

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

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  36. The idly looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

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

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

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  39. healthy idli Priya. The click is very inviting

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

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  41. 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.

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