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Idli in baskets

Idly cooked in fresh jack leaf baskets

Recipe by lakshmi srinivas of Vizianagaram, IN

A traditional recipe from Andhra prepared as naivedya for Ganesh Chaturthi

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • The regular idly batter
    • Equal sized fresh jackfruit leaves-4 per basket
    • Thin tooth picks


    • Wash and wipe the jackfruit leaves
    • Attach the tips of 2 leaves first using a toothpick
    • Now join the other 2 on opposite sides. Now they look “+”shaped.
    • Gather the corresponding sides upwards and secure with toothpicks taking care that no space is seen between leaves.
    • Join all the sides in the same manner.
    • Drop the idly batter carefully up to half the basket to allow for uniform cooking
    • Place all the baskets in a thali and pressure-cook like idly but for a longer time.
    • To check cooking prick with a knife and a clean knife shows it’s done.
    • Serve hot with coconut chutney.




    hi lakshmi i am a mangalorean konkana even we too prepare this idly(kotto) but my mom adds a bit of jeera before u take the idly batter from the grinder , this is because jack fruit leaves are considered to be gasteric . But with jeera it tastes more tasty.Try it out next time.