Idli podi recipe with rice as main ingredient, step by step pictures recipe. Usually idli podi has major dal ratio and traces of rice in the regular idli podi recipes. In this recipe, rice is in major ratio.
I always look forward for different podi recipes for idli. I can live with idli and podi. What ever the side dish I make for idli dosa, my choice will be always podi and I finish it with podi no matter what side dish I make. I make idli podi only for my sake as both Aj and Vj doesn’t eat idli or dosa with just podi. Aj off late loves podi dosai, but big no for idli. So it’s just for me, that means never take risk of trying other recipes as it is a project for me. Once I tried a recipe, it became a flop and it was a punishment for me to finish that podi.
Few days back my BIL sent me the video of Rakesh’s Kerala Ramaserry episode of sutralam suvaikalam show. Though I had seen the video earlier when it was telecasted, I was more keen about the idli and never noticed the podi recipe they shared in the video. BIL told it would be sure nice, as it is different from the usual ingredient, mainly rice. I had only a tbsp of idli podi in stock so perfect time for me to try it. I tried the very next day itself and shared in my Instagram stories too.
My mom always adds rice to her idli podi, but very less. She says it is for giving that ‘nara nara’ (coarse) texture. So I assumed the podi has to be coarse. But Rakesh pointed out, the podi’s texture has to be fine like a talc. I then again powdered my podi more finer. Believe me, it makes a lot of difference in terms of flavour too. So do grind to fine powder. Also this is meant to be eaten with coconut oil, rather than sesame oil.
Step by step pictures:
- First dry roast rice in medium flame until it turns slightly golden. Set aside.
- In the same pan, add few drops oil, add methi seeds, once golden and pops, add cumin and give it a stir. Set aside.
- Add remaining oil, roast red chillies, black pepper for a minute.
- Add urad dal and asafoetida. Roast until urad dal turns golden.Cool down the ingredients.
- Powder all the ingredients except rice.
- Add rice and grind until its a fine powder.
Serve with virgin coconut oil, idli. I just made Ramaserry style idli using my regular idli batter over my idiyappam mesh lined with idli cloth (pour a ladle of batter and spread like a thick dosa and steam)