Emperor’s Idly


  • First of all, copyright on name, recipe, picture.
  • Reason? Some 5 start hotel can take my idea and put it on their menu. Don’t you think it will sell big time?
  • Black rice is or was called Emperor’s rice or forbidden rice in china. Because it was available only for Emperors and not for common people.
  • Nutritionally also is good since it’s high in antioxidants and has 8% iron , 24 % fiber per serving according to pkg of rice i have.
  • It is chewy and nutty in flavour. When i made plain rice, it was hard to find suitable seasoning , spices to go with it.
  • But this idly idea i feel like a jackpot. 🙂 It tasted good and idly gets unique flavour which i can’t even describe. You will have to try yourself.
  • I followed standard idly recipe. Since i don’t measure it was  roughly 3 part black rice and 1 part urad dal. Few methi seeds.
  • Soak in water 4-5 hrs, grind and let batter ferment.
  • Make idly as usual.
  • It makes dense idly so you eat less and it’s more filling b/c of high fiber.
  • You can also try to do half white and half black rice.
  • Enjoy Emperor’s idly and feel like Emperor. 🙂
  • Sending it to breakfast event hosted here : http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/2014/07/come-join-us-for-breakfast-july-event.html

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