Idli - Emotion of every South Indian

Idli - Emotion of every South Indian


Idli - Emotion of every South Indian


There's a famous quote being used by South Indian couples regarding their relationship.


Be my Spiciest Sambhar and I promise I will be your Idli


This tells about prolonged bonding of Idli with Sambhar. Jokes apart, Idli is the most loved food in India. It is not like that it is famous only in South Indians, it is very much popular in North Indians too. Its taste, that heart-catching aroma, its smoothness with delicious sambhar and complimentary Coconut Chutney will lead to water in everyone's mouth.


Basically, Idli is nothing but a puffed rice pancake. It is a good diet option. It helps for weight loss if taken it as breakfast for a month. Also, as they are steamed so they have very low calories. In North India, it is made occasionally for breakfast whereas in South India, they ate it every day. For them, it is meant like what North Indian meant for Chapatis.


Though we just know about regular Idli but there are many types of Idli that can be made. Likewise, semolina (Rava) Idli, poha Idli, oats Idli, millet Idli, Podi Idli, curd Idli and so on. Cooks now-a-days, tries to innovate their dishes this made various types of idles apart from regular Idli.


Idli is pluffy as a cotton ball and white as a moon.


It is made up of Rice and Urad dal (Black Gram/Lentil). Hence, it is easily digestible. It has numerous nutritional benefits. One Idli gives about 33-40 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 28 calories, proteins account for 4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 1 calorie. 


Some time back there was one rumour spread across internet that UNESCO declared that Idli is the healthiest breakfast of world. Of course, it was rumour but Idli is still a healthy option.


 Idli - Emotion of every South Indian


Some weird facts about Idli, you might like to know:


  •   In earlier times, instead of moulds leaves were used to make idles.
  •  The origin of Idli is still mystery but some theories indicates that Idli is inspired from           Indonesian fermenting techniques.
  •   In India, it was initially introduced in Kannada mythology way back in 700 CE.


Hope you guys might like my research and my views regarding Idli. Do let me know if I missed out any fact about it.


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