Kanchipuram Idly / Kanjeevaram Idly / Kanchi Idly is a nice variation to regular rice idly (steamed rice cakes). The name originated from the place called Kanchipuram in Tamilnadu, famous for temples and pattu (Hand woven silk) sarees. This idly is mildly spiced and steamed. Addition of spices and ghee gives a nice aroma and taste to the idly. But these idlies are traditionally steamed in dhonnai (dried leaf cups),  hence they are also called kudalai idly, which adds an extraordinary fragrance and taste to the idly. Since I didn't get dhonai in my place, I used idly cooker to steam this Kancheepuram idly. So start your day with this protein rich healthy breakfast. It goes well with peanut chutney or mint coconut chutney or idly podi.

    Makes : 20 Idlies


            2 Cups of Idly Rice / Raw Rice
            1 Cup of Urad Dal
            3 Tbsp of Bengal Gram / Chenna Dal
            1/2 Cup of Thick Yogurt (Curd)
            1.5 Tsp of Whole Cumin
            1.5 Tsp of Whole Pepper
            1 Green Chilly, Finely Chopped
            1 Tsp of Grated Ginger
            Handful of Curry Leaves
            2 Tbsp of Ghee (Melted Butter) / Oil
            Salt to Taste


    Health Benefits of  Rice, Urad Dal And Bengal Gram

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