My mom makes ordinary idli but seasoning it with pepper, jeera or sometimes mustard, urad dal channa dal curry leaves and asafoetida in ghee and add it to the usual idli dosa batter, make idlies for my brother. I never tasted it or may be I didn’t like it. But had no idea about the Kanchipuram idli, but have heard about it as prasadam in few temples and have seen in few blogs too. I had a recipe in my hand written note book. But to be frank, it was a terrible recipe – it was made so artificially with curd, cooking soda and all. When I searched for recipe, I found one in Hindu news paper. Actually not one, many recipes from where ever it is famous. But I took the recipe for my convenience. It turned out good. Many of you would have noticed these idlies as sneak preview to this post when I updated the pictures in my Idli podi post and shared in the Facebook page. So here is the Kanchipuram idli recipe. Also check out the Idli podi post updated with new pictures!
Enjoy hot with chutney or sambar or Idli podi as I did. Its quite filling, one can eat only 2 or 3.