I came to know about this idli in my marriage feast. For the past one year , I have been trying several recipes using 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.. . 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 .Thanks a lot priya .. I have updated the recipe & the pictures.. Please follow this recipe , iam sure u’ll get bigger and soft idlies than our regular idli..
Hope u can see the difference
- Adding cooking soda is optional. In the original recipe she mentioned that she dint use soda. But i used it.
- After adding soda , keep the batter for 10 mins and then start making idlies.
- I feel idly 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 1 tsp of methi seeds and a few castor seeds.