these are super soft aromatic idlis made in jackfruit leaves. steaming in jackfruit leaves gives these idlis the flavor and aroma of the jackfruit leaves. These idlis are incredibly soft, light and fluffy.
The jackfruit leaves are joined together and made into a cup or a mould. The idli batter is then poured in the jackfruit leaves mould and later steamed.
To make these idlis, you can use the regular Idli batter made with idli rice or Idli batter made with idli rava.
To join the leaves you will need coconut sticks or thin bamboo sticks. Please do not use toothpicks as the leaves break if toothpicks are used
1 cup urad dal – 200 grams, whole and husked black gram
2 cups idli rava – 330 grams
1.5 cups water for soaking urad dal
1.5 cups water for soaking idli rava
1.25 cups water for grinding urad dal
1 teaspoon salt or add as required
40 to 50 fresh jackfruit leaves
2 to 2.5 cups water for steaming idlis