Idli is a type of savoury rice cake, popular as breakfast foods throughout India and northern Sri Lanka.
The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolized by the body.
Idli have several variations, including rava idli, which are made from semolina.
It is normally served with Sambar and with cocunut chutney.
To make Idli Batter: