Definition of idli in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪdliː/

noun (plural same or idlis)

A south Indian steamed cake of rice, usually served with sambhar.
Example sentences
  • Pure filtered South Indian coffee, spongy idlis, crispy dosa varieties, aromatic vadas and freshly prepared chutneys - the new restaurant offers all this and much more.
  • A plate of mini idlis consists of 10 lemon-sized idlis in steaming sambhar, screaming to be rescued and relished with a drop of ghee.
  • Steaming hot idlis served with spicy chutney, rasa vadai and pappadams soon caught the imagination of customers.


From Malayalam and Kannada iḍḍali.

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