- Idli rice - 1 cup
- Toor dhal - 1/2 cup + 1 handful
- Ginger - little
- Dried Red Chilli or Green chilli- 1
- Idli milagai podi - 2 or 3 tsp.
- Onions - 2
- Corriander leaves
- Curry leaves
- Mustard seeds , urid dhal , jeera , salt , hing powder , oil - little
Either u can prepare immediately after grinding or u can allow it to ferment overnight while grinding the batter , you can use fennel seeds + garlic if you wish. Do no forget to add onions to the batter before steaming .. only then the ildi will be very soft.