Kanjeepuram Idli

Kanjeepuram Idli is very famous in Kanjeepuram or Kanchi in Tamilnadu. This is a combination of Idli with spices giving a splendid authentic south Indian taste. Apart from Kanjeepuram being famous for Idli, the place is noted for Kachi silks and Kanchi Kamatchi Temple popularly associated with Adi Sankaracharya, one of the greatest Hindu saints.

Par boiled 3 cups
Urad dhall 1.5 cups
Dry ginger powder 1 teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/2teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves to garnish
Cooking Oil 6 teaspoons
Ghee 2 teaspoons
Salt 1.5 teaspoons

Rinse and soak par boiled rice and urad dhall in water for 2 hours. Grind the above coarsley and add hing(asafoetida) and salt to the batter. Keep it overnight to ferment. Fry pepper, cumin seeds, and curry leaves in oil and ghee. Add them to the batter. Add dried ginger powder and mix everything together. Pour the idli batter in the Idli vessel cook.


  1. I love kaanchipuram for those pretty sarees , I have never tasted this idli and recipe looks nice ,, am gonna try this

  2. Hi! How are you?
    never heard of this idli.. found a new breakfast recipe

  3. Never heard of this recipe,nice variation to normal idli....
    Do drop in sometime


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