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August 3, 2012

KUSHBOO IDLY | குஷ்பூ இட்லி

kushboo idli
I came to know about this idli recipe in my marriage feast. For the past one year , I have been trying several recipes with various combinations but the results were not satisfactory.My friends and relatives told me there is a secret ingredient behind this idli and so we cannot prepare this @home.Somehow i found the secret ingredients as sago and Castor seeds . I have tried using castor seeds and it came out well. But i missed that recipe.. Sad smile . Soon i’ll post that recipe too.Recently when i saw this post , i tried immediately on the same day . This version uses sago / Javvarisi. The result was so good. I got comparatively bigger idli than my usual idli ,white colored ,fluffy & soft idli .Please use a cloth while u steam this idli. It helps in giving a plumpy idli . I’ve given a picture in the end to see the difference between our usual idli and this idli. Now i can confidently try this recipe for my guests .SmileThanks a lot priya Smile. I have updated the recipe & the pictures.. Please follow this recipe , iam sure u’ll get bigger and soft idlies than our regular idli..
Kushboo idli recipe

Kushboo idli


Kushboo idli Spongy Kushboo idli recipe using sago/javvarisi
Cuisine: Indian Category: Breakfast Yields: Serves 4
Prep Time: 8 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 23 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
For batter
  • Raw rice – 2 cups
  • Urad dal – 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (if good quality, else use 1/2 cup)
  • Sago /Javvarisi – 1/4 cup ( White big ones , not the crystal variety )
  • Salt & water – As needed.
  • Cooking soda – 1/4 tsp
METHOD

    • Wash rice and urad dal and soak it together for 10 hrs or overnight..
    • Wash sago and soak in water for 10 hrs or overnite. I soaked for abt 12 hrs. I soaked everything together…
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    • Grind them all together into smooth batter. It took 2.5 – 3 cups of water to grind..Please don’t grind the batter too watery or too thick. The consistency should be slightly thin.
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    • Allow it to ferment for a minimum of 10-12 hours. If it is summer , 8hrs would be sufficient . The next morning add cooking soda to the fermented batter and mix well.
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  • After 10 mins,pour the batter to the idli plate with a cloth and steam it for 15 mins. Remove the lid and rest it for 4-5 minutes so that it comes out well . 
  • kushboo idli step by step pictures
    • Take the idlies and serve with any chutney or sambar !!

      Enjoy !


Note

  • Adding cooking soda is optional. In the original recipe soda is not used.But i used it.After adding soda , keep the batter for 10 mins and then start making idlies.
  • I feel idli plates which are smaller in diameter and little more deep would give bigger idlies than this. Mine is a big, flat one.Even then  i got bigger , fluffy idlies.
  • I have halved the original recipe and tried.For variations u can also add a few castor seeds but i heard its not healthy.

Here is a picture of my usual idli and kushboo idli,just for comparision Smile 
 Kushboo idli
Hope u can see the difference Smile
Kushboo idli recipe

46 comments:

  1. looking very fluffy... and i would like to share one thing about adding castor seeds in Idly... some of people to be allergic to castor seeds, it will show sudden reactions like vomiting, swelling lips n all.. personally i feel it... So plz be careful on that when you prepare for guest... You know one thing except in my home i don't have idli or dosa anywhere...

    sorry Chitra, if i say anything wrong... i thought to tell this when i saw castor seeds in idly... Am not telling all are allergic to this.... some of them really very allergic to Castor seeds....

    sago is not allergic... really i like to have this idly.....

    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  2. Nice,soft,fluffy and spongy idli..perfect

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  3. Wow.. Looks perfect and fluffy.. Awesome job dear.. thanks for sharing :D
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. Hi Chitra ,

    Kushboo idly Looks Perfect and Delicious!!!

    Neat presentation:)

    keep up your good work Dear ..

    www.southindiafoodrecipes.blogspot.in

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  5. Thanks all.@ Vijayalakshmi, Thanks for the info. I dont know abt this .I'll be careful.:)

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  6. Funnily I am preparing these Idlis, as I am taking it to my sister's place tomorrow!!, but my proportions are different, I make these Idlis often and never knew that these Idlis are called Khushboo Idlis :)), what a name, I loved your clicks chitra.., thanks for the info about castor seeds, I haven't come across them..

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  7. Super o super idly....thanks for the tips on this dear. I heard that castor seeds is also good, as u mentioned. But getting sago is easier. I will try and let u know soon. Beautiful snaps!

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  8. This was so famous as much as the artiste in towns around my hometown....you have a nice white colour to the idli too. very nice!

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  9. Kushboo idly looks super... Bookmarked

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  10. Luv the name and the idli looks soft nd fluffy

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  11. Super fluffy and spongy idly, its been a while i made them.

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  12. super soft and fluffy idlis. Nicely done chitra

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  13. Heard of this idli, looks so fluffy..

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  14. I would love to try this one day.

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  15. Idlies looks fluffy n spongy! I remember your comment in my idli post Chitra! :)

    This method is quite new to me..shall try this once.

    Hearing about the allergies to castor seeds for the first time..luckily, nobody in our family/friends are not allergic to it.

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  16. hmmm.. though I have heard of Khusbu idli, nevr made it... i see how different it is

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  17. Never tried these kushboo idlies.u made me to try.gonna try it soon.Thank u.happy to follow u.http://savithakitchen.blogspot.com

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  18. Dear All,
    Castor Seed has a poisonous substance called RICIN. My wife told me about this receipe when she read in DINAKARAN attachement. I was alarmed as I know a oil tech this is harmful. For all concerned pl seed the link below.TAKE CARE AND DO NOT CASTOR SEED TO IDLI.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricin

    Regards
    Farookh

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  19. Thanks for the useful information Mr. Farookh :)

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  20. Akka.. I was searching for Kushbu Idly.. Finally U helped with your Secrets
    thanks ka
    By Nandu Neyveli

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  21. wow.. i was looking for this recipe only.. thank uuuuu :)

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  22. Hi Chitra as you said I am also trying this idli for longtime I tried the same ratio but didn't add backing soda but mine was very hard but not flat do you have any idea where I might wrong?

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    1. Hi manju , thanks for trying.Iam sorry ur idli turned hard. I dont know y but there are chances of getting hard due to some reasons. Did u use crystal sago , if so use white big ones.. The raw rice should be a good quality one..The consistency should also be right. Try adding little water if the batter is too thick and also add soda next time when u make. U'll get it rite for sure :) Hope this helps..

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  23. Bookmarked Chitra! i loved the onion chutney though I may reduce the garlic more. However the idli's. So you did not use the castor seeds here?

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    1. Yes shri , i dint use castor seeds but i used cooking soda :)

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  24. Hi chitra..
    It looks yummy.. im about to try it.. b4 that one doubt.. we need to use pacharisi.. or idly rice..
    Note : pacharisi means the rice we are using for the dish pongal no .. that one?

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  25. Hi chitra..
    It looks yummy.. im about to try it.. b4 that one doubt.. we need to use pacharisi.. or idly rice..
    Note : pacharisi means the rice we are using for the dish pongal no .. that one?

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    1. Hi pavai ,

      Yes , Its pongal rice..Use good quality raw rice..Sago should be white big ones. Try n let me know ur feedback :)

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  26. Hello,

    Can you please tell me where you find the green banana leaf design plates?
    I want buy something like that...
    thank you.
    Prasanna

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    1. I bought in "45 rs Cotton bazaar" in bangalore :)

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  27. hi chitra,
    Actually this idly born in erode in the name of khusbu idly and also called malligai poo idly in salem but i hear in erode they using some kind of chemicals like eester,any how thanks for your info

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  28. chithra ! I have tried this idly more than three times, it came damm good. Thanks for the lovely recipe, Actually sago and soda is doing all the magic, Also the soaking time . Yes as u said, cloth is damm good to get a fluffy one. I yet to try with normal plate. Kushbu idli with karachutney & coconut chutney ULTIMATE COMBO. Thanks for the LOVELY RECIPE

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    1. Thanks a ton for trying and the feedback Aparna.U really made my day great !

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