how to make idli without idli stand & cooker | banana leaf cups kadubu

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how to make idli without idli stand & cooker | idli in banana leaf cups | banana leaf kadubu moode with detailed photo and video recipe. simple and easy south indian breakfast recipe made with urad dal & idli rava combination. it is a unique recipe as traditionally idli is made with idli stand with a corresponding idli cooker. these soft idlis are for those who require an additional aroma and flavour or for those who simply do not have idli stand with them.
how to make idli without idli stand & cooker how to make idli without idli stand & cooker | idli in banana leaf cups | banana leaf kadubu moode with step by step photo and video. south indian breakfast recipes are known for the healthy and versatile options it has to offer. generally, the main ingredient combination is rice and urad dal but yet there are myriad options out of it. one such easy and simple idli recipe without idli stand recipe is to make idli in banana leaf cups.

healthy breakfast recipes are always one of the important meals for everyone. we all look for something quick, easy and more importantly with minimal ingredients. most of the south indian breakfast recipes are very healthy and also come with very few ingredients to prepare them. yet there could be the complexity of purpose-based instruments required to either fry it or steam it. even the idli recipes are subject to it. even though the ingredients required are just 2 basic rice and urad dal but does require idli steamer and mould. to solve this complexity, i am posting this recipe to prepare idli in banana leaf cups. moreover, these idli cups are then steamed in a cooking pan which should yield the same soft and moist idli.

idli in banana leaf cups

furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variations to the idli in banana leaf cups recipe. firstly, the combination idli rava and urad dal is an ideal and easy combination for any idli and hence i choose this. having said that, you may also use the traditional idli rice and urad dal combination too. secondly, banana leaf is an ideal option to use as an alternative to idli mould and prepare cups to hold idli batter. yet, you may also use other leaves like jackfruit leaves, teak wood leaves etc. lastly, you may need to be extra careful while steaming these idlis as are slightly thicker compared to the idli moulds. hence you may need to poke it with a stick to see if it is cooked at the centre.

finally, i request you to check my other related idli recipes collection with this post of how to make idli without idli stand. it mainly includes my other related recipes like goli idli, leftover rice idli, stuffed idli, poha idli, aloo idli, rava idli, idli, cucumber idli, idli dhokla, idli batter. further to these i would also like to mention my other related recipe categories like,

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how to make idli without idli stand & cooker | idli in banana leaf cups | banana leaf kadubu moode

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easy how to make idli without idli stand & cooker | idli in banana leaf cups | banana leaf kadubu moode
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Fermentation Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Servings 20 idli
Calories 30 kcal


Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 2 cup rice rava / idli rava
  • 1 tsp salt
  • banana leaves (to make cups)

Instructions
 

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup urad dal and rinse well.
  • soak in water for 4 hours.
  • after soaking for 4 hours, transfer the dal to mixi jar. you can alternatively grind in a grinder.
  • grind to smooth and fluffy batter adding water as required.
  • transfer the batter to a large bowl.
  • now in another bowl take 2 cups rice rava and rinse a couple of times.
  • squeeze off the water from the rava and transfer it to the urad dal batter bowl.
  • mix well using your hand. this helps to aid fermentation.
  • now cover and keep in a warm place for 8 hours for fermentation.
  • after 8 hours, the batter has well fermented. mix gently.
  • add 1 tsp salt and mix making sure the salt is well combined.
  • now to prepare the cups from banana leaf, cut the banana leaf into a round shape.
  • and using a stapler, pin it up into 4 sides forming a cup.
  • place the cup in the steamer and pour the batter into the molds.
  • cover and steam for 20 minutes or until the idlis are cooked well.
  • finally, enjoy soft idli with chutney or sambar.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSodium: 117mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg


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how to make idli in banana leaf cups with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup urad dal and rinse well.
  2. soak in water for 4 hours.
  3. after soaking for 4 hours, transfer the dal to mixi jar. you can alternatively grind in a grinder.
  4. grind to smooth and fluffy batter adding water as required.
  5. transfer the batter to a large bowl.
  6. now in another bowl take 2 cups rice rava and rinse a couple of times.
  7. squeeze off the water from the rava and transfer it to the urad dal batter bowl.
  8. mix well using your hand. this helps to aid fermentation.
  9. now cover and keep in a warm place for 8 hours for fermentation.
  10. after 8 hours, the batter has well fermented. mix gently.
  11. add 1 tsp salt and mix making sure the salt is well combined.
  12. now to prepare the cups from banana leaf, cut the banana leaf into a round shape.
  13. and using a stapler, pin it up into 4 sides forming a cup.
  14. place the cup in the steamer and pour the batter into the moulds.
  15. cover and steam for 20 minutes or until the idlis are cooked well.
  16. finally, enjoy soft idli with chutney or sambar.
    idli in banana leaf cups

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to grind the batter really well else the idli will not be soft.
  • also, if you are looking for an alternative to rice rava, you can soak 2 cup of rice and blend to a coarse paste and mix with urad dal batter.
  • additionally, i have steamed in banana leaf, you can also steam in idli plate.
  • finally, to make super soft idli, you can also add half cup poha while grinding.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Idlies steamed in the banana leaves looks great!! I am sure it will have a nice taste also. You have shown very nicely how to fold the banana leaves to make as a cup. Thank You. Next time I make idlies, I will certainley try this method. You always show all the steps very detailed and nice videos and pictures. Any receipe I want, I go straight to Hebbar’s kitchen. All the recipes come out very good. Even all the habbada aduge.
    Can you please tell us which mixie you are using. I want to get a new mixie which will blend everything very smoothly and powders fine.
    Thank You Madam for everything.

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