Idli Rice (1Kg)

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  • Our organic rice is grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. Instead, natural methods are used to maintain soil fertility and control pests.
  • Rice sourced by us are non-genetically modified organisms (non-GMO). This means they have not been altered in a laboratory to exhibit certain traits, such as resistance to pests or increased yield. The non-GMO status ensures that the coconuts are in their natural form, contributing to their purity.
  • Our organic farming practices emphasise sustainability. This includes crop rotation, composting, and other methods that promote biodiversity and ecological balance, which helps to maintain healthy ecosystems.
  • Idly rice properties include being a source of carbohydrates, protein, B vitamins and minerals like iron.
  • The short-grain varieties have a moderate tow glycemic index (GI) and cause a slower rise in blood sugar due to their complex carbohydrate content. 
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Idli Rice (1Kg)

Idli Rice (1Kg)

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Idli rice, a fundamental ingredient in South Indian cuisine, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Scientifically known as Oryza sativa, it belongs to the Poaceae family. Rice cultivation likely originated in the Indomalaya ecozone, with evidence suggesting its domestication in China around 8000–9000 years ago. As rice cultivation spread, it made its way to the Indian subcontinent through ancient trade routes. 

Our idli rice is meticulously sourced from the fertile lands of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, where the region's favourable climate and rich soil contribute to its quality. An interesting fact about idli rice is its specialised cultivation and processing, which involves selecting specific varieties of rice known for their ideal texture and starch content, making them perfect for making soft and fluffy idlis. Health-wise, idli rice is a gluten-free grain and a good source of carbohydrates, providing energy for daily activities. Culinary enthusiasts appreciate its versatility; besides being the primary ingredient in idlis, it can also be used to make dosas, uttapams, and various other South Indian dishes, contributing to their distinctive taste and texture. With its long-standing culinary heritage, nutritional benefits, and role in traditional South Indian cuisine, idli rice continues to be cherished in households and restaurants across the region and beyond.

Idli Rice Benefits:

  • Idli rice is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

  • It is easily digestible, making it gentle on the stomach and suitable for those with digestive issues or sensitive stomachs.

  • Idli rice is low in fat, making it a healthy option for those watching their fat intake or trying to maintain a healthy weight.

  • It provides a good source of carbohydrates, which are the body's primary source of energy, helping to fuel daily activities.

  • Idli rice contains B vitamins, including niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin, which are essential for metabolism, energy production, and overall health.

  • Idli rice has the perfect texture for making soft and fluffy idlis, a popular South Indian delicacy loved for its light and airy consistency.

  • Besides idlis, idli rice can be used to make a variety of other dishes such as dosas, uttapams, and even desserts, showcasing its versatility in South Indian cuisine.

Usage & Storage Tips

FAQ's

What makes idli rice different from regular rice? 

Idli rice is specially processed to be softer and to absorb more water, making it ideal for preparing the batter needed for soft, fluffy idlis. Its unique properties help produce a better texture in idli and dosa dishes compared to regular rice.

Can I use idli rice for dishes other than idlis? 

Absolutely! While idli rice is optimised for idlis and dosas, it can also be used to make other South Indian dishes like pongal or even some types of payasam that require a softer texture of rice.

Does idli rice need to be soaked before use? 

Yes, for the best results, soak idli rice in water for at least 4-6 hours or overnight. This soaking process helps in grinding it to the perfect consistency for idli batter.

What is the ideal water ratio for making idli batter with this rice? 

For making the perfect idli batter, a general rule of thumb is to use approximately 2.5 cups of water for every 1 cup of idli rice. Adjustments may be necessary based on your preferred batter consistency.

How long can I store the idli batter made with this rice? 

The idli batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. For best results, consume it while it's fresh to enjoy soft and fluffy idlis.

Why do my idlis made with this rice sometimes turn out hard? 

Hard idlis can result from inadequate soaking of the rice or insufficient fermentation of the batter. Ensure you follow the soaking and fermentation steps correctly for soft idlis.

How does the altitude affect the cooking of idli rice? 

At higher altitudes, both soaking and cooking times may need to be increased slightly as water boils at lower temperatures.

Can I grind idli rice in a regular blender? 

Yes, you can grind idli rice in a regular blender, but ensure to soak it well so the blender can handle it easier and you achieve a smooth batter consistency.

How do I achieve the best fermentation for idli batter in colder climates? 

In colder climates, place the batter in a warm spot, such as near a heater or in an oven with the light on, to help activate the fermentation process.