thatte Idli Recipe |tatte idli | Plate Idli

Plate idli  / Thatte idli/ tatte idli  is very popular karnataka special breakfast recipe.  Bidadi – small town near bangalore,  and Tumkur is famous for this thatte idli.  Thatte is kannada word for plate, idli is shaped as thatte /plate which gave this breakfast the name – Thatte Idli. Tatte idli is made popular by Upahara Darshinis . tatte idlis are served with chutney, and sambar.

Idli is vegan and gluten free breakfast.

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Idli Chutney recipe👉 CLICK HERE

tatte idli

thatte Idli Recipe |tatte idli | Plate

tatte idli / thatte idli recipe with detailed video instruction and step by step picture.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 12 idlis


  • 2 cups idli rava /idli rave
  • 1 gram cup urad dal / split black
  • around 5 cups of water to soak the rava and dal
  • 2 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • oil to grease the idli plates


  • Wash and soak the urad dal in 3 cups of water overnight or at least 5 to 6 hours
  • Wash and soak the idli rava with 2 cups of water overnight or at least 5 to 6 hours
  • Transfer a cup of water from soaked urad dal to a cup and then grind the urad dal to a fine consistency, add water if needed (Left with 1/2 cup of water.)
  • Transfer this urad dal batter to a big bowl/container
  • Now transfer the water from soaked idli rava, squeeze excess water, add the rava to the urad dal batter
  • Add a tsp of salt and mix it really well. Cover it and keep it aside to ferment overnight .
  • Next day add remaining salt to the fermented batter, mix it well.Idli batter is ready.

To make Thatte Idli:

  • Grease the plates with oil.
  • Mix the idli batter once again
  • Pour the idli batter to the greased plates (around 1/2 the plate)
  • keep the plates in the plate idli stand, lock it
  • Steam cook the idli in a pressure cooker without keeping the weight on medium high heat for 20 - 25 minutes . then turn off the heat.
  • Allow it to cool for a few minutes before you take the idlis from the plate
  • repeat the same procedure with the remaining batter or you can refrigerate the batter and use it another day( make sure to bring it to the room temperature)