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Sri Krishna Vilas Style Kanchipuram Idli Recipe

Sri Krishna Vilas Hotel is popular for its version of Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal Temple Style Koil Idlis. With spices and seasoning, this Idli is a fast moving item in the Hotel.
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
By Cook Method Steamed
Occasion Everyday Meal, Festival Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Idli Varieties
Author Srivalli


For the Idli Batter

  • 1 cup Raw Rice
  • 1 cup Boiled Rice
  • 1 cup Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds / Methi Seeds

For Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Ginger Powder / Sonth powder
  • 10 numbers Cashews nuts fried
  • Handful Curry leaves
  • A Pinch pinch Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 tsp Salt


For the Batter

  • Wash the rice and Urad Dal. Soak all the ingredients for the batter together for 2 hours.
  • Grind together to get a coarse batter with just enough water.
  • Add salt and ferment overnight.

For Seasoning

  • Before steaming add chopped ginger, 1 tsp each of cumin, whole pepper, 1/2 tsp Dry Ginger Powder / Sonth powder, 10 numbers of cashews, fried curry leaves and hing to the batter. Mix everything well.
  • Grease the idli molds with ghee/oil, pour a ladleful of spiced batter and place the plates in the cooker pan.
  • Steam for 15 mins
  • Makes 20 idlis


If you have read the other Kanchipuram Idlis, we have made them in special small tumblers. For this recipe, we went ahead using the regular Idli plates. You can make this as plate idlis as it is offered in the temple.
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