From   Tea Time

Prep: 12 hours

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Karnataka

Sweet idlis topped with sweet coconut mixture


  • Rice, soaked for 4 hours 2 cups
  • Toddy/palm tree juice 150 ml
  • Fresh coconut, scraped 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Castor sugar 1 cup


  • Put rice, toddy, 1 cup coconut, salt and ½ cup castor sugar in a blender jar and grind into a coarse batter. Transfer the batter into a bowl and keep it in a warm place to ferment overnight.
  • Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Grease idli moulds.
  • Pour a ladle of batter into each mould, keep them in the steamer and steam for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix remaining castor sugar and coconut in a separate bowl.
  • Take the idli moulds out of the steamer, cool slightly and demould them.
  • Coat each idli with some the coconut-sugar mixture, arrange them on a serving platter and serve.