Kancheepuram/ kanchipuram idli recipe — breakfast recipes

   The popular Indian food, Idlis always makes up a simple and filling breakfast. But eating the same old plain idlis frequently is quite boring for some people . But making them involves very less time as compared to the other breakfasts. So , I have been trying various versions of idlis . I always keep my dosa and idli batter ready, so that I can just whip up some interesting and yummy breakfast in no time like this one which I posted few days back and now this Kancheepuram idlis, which can be made in a jiffy with the usual idli batter along with some interesting additions. I got the recipe from Jaya shenoy’s book.

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Kancheepuram/ kanchipuram idli recipe -- breakfast recipes Yum
Course breakfast

south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
To make the idli batter-
  1. Soak the rice and udid dal together for a couple of hours.(4 to 5)
  2. Grind the udid dal to a smooth paste adding a little water. Then grind the rice to a slightly coarse paste (semolina/rava like) adding water in between.Mix the batter.Add salt and mix.Allow the batter to ferment for 8 to 10 hours.
  3. To make the kancheepuram idli batter after fermentation-
  4. Soak the chana dal in water for half an hour and then add this to the batter.
  5. Mix well. Fry chillies, pepper, cumin,cashewnut bits and ginger in a frying pan using the gingelly oil. Put this in the batter. Add curry leaves,baking soda , salt and curds. Mix well.
  6. Now pour this in a steamer plate and steam for 15 to 20 minutes till cooked.
  7. Cut into shapes of your desire or into squares.
  8. Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.
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  1. Looks delicious, this has long been on my to try list, yours has turned out beautifully ! Bookmarked to try:-)

  2. I never tried these at home. Looks absolutely delicious and tempting Sowmya!!

  3. the photo is really really good…it seems so real i think i have to control myself from eating the screen…it seems so spongy and the color is also so good…congrats dear…

  4. So tempting and delicious idlis….

  5. looks soo tempting Sowmya, will try to make them soon

  6. Preeti Kashyap

    time to try this one!

  7. Preeti Kashyap

    looks delicious and healthy

  8. Pari Vasisht

    Hi. lovely idlis, never tried adding curds to fermented batter, surely will try ur version.

  9. Wow.. idly looks so tempting.. mom makes it on a big plate and cuts it into squares.. 🙂

  10. Sarah Naveen

    Idli looks so soft and spongy…Such a comfort food…

  11. Even I make them at home…looks nice..

  12. Looks real soft and tasty Sowmya – are you going to make khusboo idli next?

  13. Me too planning to make this & post.My hubby likes this a lot..Nice pics 🙂

  14. I love this idlis but my recip is different. I was thinking today if i could make for EC event -speciality food :)They are gorgeous!

  15. Mmm.. looks so perfect da!

  16. Idlis looks very tasty..nice click.

  17. Superb pic Sowmya! Idly looks soft and fluffy!

  18. hi sowmya,I was on a quest for this recipe 🙂 I just love the melt in mouth taste…thanks am bookmarking it 🙂

  19. Priya Suresh

    Droolworthy dish, yet to try out at home..yumm!


    Never tasted this b4,its in my to do list for long time 😉 Looks mouthwatering!

  21. I usually make this with the idli batter. Your recipe is interesting and grinding rice and dal together makes it all the more easy too.

  22. looks really delicious and yum!

  23. Delicious kanchipuram idi, my mom makes it often.

  24. gonna try these soon,..;-0

  25. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    Yummy comfort food…

  26. OMG!! Look at those soft yummy and perfect idlis.I want them now 😉

  27. Oh so cool( or rather hot) idlis. They look so perfect.Would love to try this recipe.

  28. I have never made this idli..Want to try after seeing your recipe and picture.And off I go to soak the rice and dhal…

  29. Looks really good. I have to bookmark this one:)

  30. Viki's Kitchen

    Absolutely love these kancheepuram idlies. Yours look fantastic dear.

  31. i have heard soo much about this but never had it till now! 🙁

  32. lovely pic…great recipe..will try this one out

  33. My cooking experiments

    My recipe is slightly different.Your’s seems to be very good.My first time here you have a lovely blog!

  34. looks very very delicious dear:)

  35. one of my fav… its been long time since i tried it…

  36. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Looks so delicious, nice one.

  37. Malar Gandhi

    Looks wonderful, love spiced idlies…

  38. Looks delicious, good one.

  39. kanchivaram idli looks damn good.Bookmarked!

  40. I havent tried these at home but whenever i visit a proper south indian resturant i always order for kanchipuram idli..its one of my and mom’s fav, will def give it a try at home and let u know, thanks for sharing 🙂

  41. mmmm..looks nice and fluffy 😀

  42. Yum yum…the idlis look so divine. wonderful click.

  43. Looks very soft…bookmarked.

  44. One quick question here…can i use sona masoori rice instead???

  45. Sowmya Madhavan

    @spice- I think you should use boiled rice(ukada chawal) or atleast a combination of 1 cup sona masuri +2 cups boiled rice to get soft idlis

  46. thanks for the answer

  47. I love this Idly,but i don’t know how to prepare.Thanks for sharing with us

  48. wow what amazing recipes 🙂

  49. Veena Theagarajan

    looks so delicious.. I love this from childhood


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