Kancheepuram Idli | South Indian Breakfast | Step by Step Pictures

Kancheepuram Idli with Step by Step Pictures

Kancheepuram Idli as the name says this idli/ steamed rice cake is famous and from the temple city in south India, Kancheepuram which is near Chennai. To be honest I have never eaten this idli before until I made it at home. When I was blank what to make for breakfast the next day this idli came into my mind. While searching I found out people use raw & boiled rice together along with some spice in the idli batter. Mix well and steam it.

As I was trying this for the first time I used a small amount and ground the batter in my mixer. It came out soft and absolutely delicious with that spices. I used the batter to make breakfast for two days. For the first day, I served it with two chutneys and sambar for the second day. Both the combo was superb.

  • Idli rice- 1 cup
  • Raw rice-1 cup
  • Urad dal-1/2 cup
  • Methi seeds-1/4 Tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Dry ginger powder-1/4 tsp
  • Jeera& pepper-1/2 (together), coarsely powder it.

To temper:
  • Oil-1 Tsp
  • Mustard-1/2 Tsp
  • Cashew nuts
  • Channa dal-1/2 Tsp
  • Red chilly-1
  • Curry leaves


1. Clean rice, dal, methi and soak in water for 2-3 hours.

2. Drain water and grind it, it is not necessary to ground the batter finely.

3. Transfer into a container. Add salt, mix and allow it to ferment overnight or up to 8 hours.

4. To the fermented batter add ginger powder, coarsely ground pepper- jeera and mix well.

5. Heat oil in a pan and add all the ingredients give under " to temper " one by one and add it to the batter.

6. Grease idli pan, scoop batter init and steam it.

Serve hot with chutney, sambar or both.


  1. I have heard a lot about these idlis... would love to try it sometime...

  2. Yummy kancheepuram idli... long time have not had these... looks yummy 👌👌

  3. healthy ones,love kancheepuram idlis.


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