Idli is an authentic South Indian dish, a savory rice-cake. India, being a vast country, has a wide variety of local cuisines. Idli belongs to southern India, primarily made in Tamil Nadu, Andhra & Karnataka. It is made by steaming fermented batter of rice & urad lentils. It is ideally served with sambar (lentil soup), 2-3 varieties of chutney including tomato, coconut, etc, and milagai podi (spice powder). It is often consumed as break-fast in very many households.
Light And Easy To Digest The reason why Idlis are one of the most preferred breakfasts is because it is light and fills you with energy. They don't make you lethargic. Since idli is fermented, it is easy to digest. Eating fermented food enables better breakdown of minerals and vitamins in our body, which helps in digestion.
Rich In Vitamins And Encourages Healthy Gut Flora Since Idli is a fermented food, and fermentation increases bio-availability of minerals in food, helping the body assimilate more nutrition. The bio availability of proteins and vitamin-B content in the food increases.