Kanchipuram Batter

Batters

Sometimes I like my idlis packed with a little extra. Crunchiness. Flavour. Zest. And my Kanchipuram idli batter is just the thing. This batter has yogurt, cashew nuts, lentils, ginger, cumin, peppercorn and mild spices for all those mornings when regular idlis just won’t cut it. These idlis are best accompanied by coconut or tomato chutney (no sambhar allowed).

I make a fresh batch of this batter every day without any preservatives. You’ll need to refrigerate at all times and use it within three days. You can also store it in the freezer for up to three months. Make the tastiest idlis any side of the Vindhyas and let everyone discover your Kitchen Ninja chops.

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Ingredients

Rice
Rice serves as a moderate source of energy, providing fuel to get you though the day.

Urad dal (Split black gram)
A source of protein, urad dal also comes loaded with fats and carbohydrates. Full of Vitamin B, it is also good for women’s health as it has folic acid, iron and calcium.

Fenugreek seeds
Great for the hair and heart, fenugreek seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium, copper and manganese, dietary fibre and iron.

Chana dal (Bengal gram)
Chana dal has many vital nutrients, minerals and vitamins needed by the human body.

Ghee
This stalwart of Indian kitchens protects the gastrointestinal system, balances cholesterol levels, reduces joint inflammation and strengthens your immune system.

Yogurt
Packed with calcium, protein, and active ‘good’ bacteria which helps keep the gut healthy, yogurt is a superfood that promotes healthy weight loss.

Cashews
Cashews are nutritious powerhouses of proteins and essential minerals. They are also a source of oleic acid.

Ginger
A digestive aid and immunity booster high in antioxidants, chromium, magnesium and zinc, which improve blood flow and promote the body’s absorption of essential nutrients.

Curry leaves
A natural flavouring agent that makes food smell delicious, curry leaves contain calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, copper, vitamins B3, C, A, B and E, antioxidants, plant sterols, amino acids, glycosides, and flavonoids.

Black pepper
Known as the King of Spices, black pepper contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, as well as vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6.

Cumin
Cumin promotes healthy sleep patterns, aids digestion, improves immunity and helps treat skin and respiratory disorders.

Coriander
Packed with fibre, magnesium, manganese, protein and iron, Coriander has eleven components of essential oils and six types of acids, including ascorbic acid or vitamin C.

Asafoetida
Hing, the quintessential flavouring agent in Indian kitchens protects the gastrointestinal system, reduces inflammation and boosts immunity.

Salt
One of the four essentials of good cooking, salt has many essential nutrients and minerals that are valuable for healthy functioning of the body.

Instructions

Bring the batter to room temperature and stir it well before making your idlis. It’s mildly salted so give it a taste before you add more. If the batter is too thick, I thin it down with a little water for dosas. Dosas made with this batter are spongy and soft. For fluffy idlis steam on high flame for 5 minutes. Let them cool down a bit and scoop them out gently with a spoon. You can also make dhoklas with this batter.

For bragging rights, share a picture of your fluffy idlis on Instagram and Facebook. Extra points if you’re in the photo too. Don’t forget to tag @attagirlindia

Goes well with Green Chutney

Method

Grind all the ingredients with some water until smooth.

Don’t let any one know just how easy it was.

What they're saying about Attagirl

Authentic. Consistent. Innovative. These are 3 words I think of whenever I try a weekly dose of Attagirl's batter at home. Sangita's personal touch, her hunger for constant and candid feedback, the sheer flashback of memories of southern flavours are all the ingredients that have created an authentic and tasteful variety of delicacies.

Rajiv Raj

I have tried multiple batters and finally I have found the batter I thoroughly love and enjoy. The Attagirl Ragi batter is phenomenally excellent and healthy. It has more than 70% ragi making it super super nutritious. You have to expand to other cities!

Rajni Varma

The star of Attagirl's whole range for me is the Appam batter. The appams come out with a spongy centre and lacy sides that are absolutely perfect. Makes for a great weekend breakfast.

Sanni George

I am not much of an idli-dosa person. A South Indian meal perhaps never fits into any of my menus. I happened to taste a dosa made with Attagirl's Ragi batter and I was an instant convert. It's not your usual batter - It's tasty, healthy and definitely a cut above the rest. I like mine crisp with a dash of butter.

Tavishi Paitandi. Editor, HT Cafe

I trust this brand with my 3 year-old daughter. She loves eating the idlis we make at home using Attagirl's special idli batter more than any idli or dosa she eats at any restaurant. The idlis are amazingly soft and delicious. The best part is these batters are all natural, without any preservatives or soda. I personally love the coffee decoction. More power to you Sangita for making home food so easy to prepare and so delicious!

Sharan Sharma. Vice President, DBS Bank

I am so glad I came across Attagirl's special idli batter. Coming from Bangalore and growing up eating idli everyday for breakfast, I have tried various off the shelf batters and even those at famous local shops. Nothing comes close to fluffy, super soft, melt in the mouth idlis from Attagirl. All I can just say is, THANK YOU!

Pratiksha Mittal

My family and I simply love the batters from Attagirl. My personal favourite is the multigrain batter. Makes for a tasty and very healthy anytime meal.

Mausama Lalwani

The Attagirl appam batter is one of my favourites among the other batters. Appams turn out very lacy and soft. My entire family loves it especially my kids. These batters have made my dinner time so simple and easy. Thank you Attagirl.

Neetu Agarwal

For the perfect healthy start for the day for my entire family I choose Attagirl's batters. My favourite is the veggie batter. Dosas come out so well. My 8 year old daughter is a big fan of these dosas. You have to try it. Don't miss her filter coffee decoction too. I love to serve it to clients in my store. Well done, Attagirl!

Reena Malik

If you wanna resolve your life, move to Attagirl batters and never look back. No fuss, no effort. Just crispy and tasty goodness!

Pooja Jhunjhunwala

Attagirl's Appam batter leaves me craving for more. I am an amateur but can make excellent, lacy appams for my family using her batters. All of us love them. Thanks Sangita for making it so super easy for people like me.

Richa Bhagat

Attagirl has completely spoilt me. I haven't made batter at home since the last 2 weeks.

Preeti Ambani

The Kanchipuram batter makes fresh, soft and delicious idlis. The taste is on par with what we get at the Udipi joints with the added comfort of eating it at home. We've been ordering the batter for over a year and there is no change in the taste and consistency. Sangita, wish you success and hope you keep innovating and making newer flavours.

Deepti Achan

I love Attagirl's ragi batter - it's freshly made and rich in iron, calcium and vitamins - great for the kids. And very very tasty as well.

Ruchita Viveria Dias

I'm super fond of Attagirl's multigrain dosa batter! It's healthy, tasty and sumptuous. Everyone in my family loves it too!

Kamini

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