Although it can be found throughout India, idli (a savory cake), is a typical dish of the country’s southern region. Made by steaming a fermented combination of rice and lentils, idli is most often served alongside sambar (a vegetable stew), chutney, and/or ghee (a style of clarified butter).
Idli is usually served in a relatively small size, but does come in a variety of forms depending on location and tradition. Some come soaked in sambar and others can be served with a masala (spice mixture) vegetable filling.
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