Kanchipuram Idly

Kanchipuram Idly

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Kanchipuram Idli is a very popular South Indian idli given in Kancheepuram Sri Varadarajaperumal Temple as  prasadam. Slowly it is now available in almost all big restaurants during break fast & for dinner. In temple, this authentic idly is still prepared in an traditional way; using fire woods, bamboo baskets, rolled in Jack fruit leaves or mantharam leaves or  plantain leaves,  batter is grinded using manual grinder.

Servings: 4 Persons


Idly batter – grind rough coarsely – Recipe click here

Sour Curd – ½cup

Plantain / Banana leaf or Mandarai leaf or Jackfruit leaf

Dry Ginger – 1inch cube, powdered

For Seasoning:

– Black whole pepper – 2 tsp (coarsely crushed)

– Jeera – 2tsp (coarsely crushed)

– Ginder – 2inches cube – chopped small

– Cashew nuts – 4tsp, splitted

– Asafoetida – ¼tsp

– Curry leaves – 3 sprigs

– Ghee – 2tsp

– Gingely Oil – 4 tsp (nal ennai)


Heat Oil & Ghee in a pan, saute  jeera, pepper, ginger, curry leaves, asafoetida; Pour it to the batter.

Mix Curd, dry ginger powder, and the batter well.

Clean the leaf you have & wipe off excess water.

Heat Idly cooker with water.

Use cylindrical shaped containers to cook idly, like bamboo or a stainless steel tumbler/glass.

Place the leaf on the walls of the container.

Add the batter to the container.

Cook for 10 minutes.

Remove the idly from the container.


Dole out yummy Hot Kanchipuram Idli with Chutney of your choice, serve it in mantharam leaf or plantain leaf (thei ilai / vaalai ilai)

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