Idli is a savory cake having its origin in the kitchens of South India. It is extremely popular in states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Srilanka. It is usually made by first preparing a mix of fermented black lentils and rice and then steaming them. It is most often served in breakfast or as a snack. Usually served in pairs it is usually served with chutney or sambar. The main ingredients that go into the preparation are – white lentil/urad daal and rice. Idlis can be made in a variety of ways the most successful is the one that can make soft and fluffy. Given blow are the various types of idli recipes.