World Idli Day 2021: Idli has now become the choice of people at the international level. Image Credit: Pexels / sarthak
World Idli Day 2021: Today, on March 30, World Idli Day is being celebrated all over the world. Let us know how Idli became involved in the list of world recipes from the kitchen of South India.
This day has been celebrated for the last three years
If you are a fan of South Indian food, then you have definitely heard about the famous restaurant chain ‘Mallipu Idli’ in Chennai. Yes, according to a Times of India report, Anniavan, the owner and caterer of the same restaurant chain in Chennai, started it in 2015. To make this day special, Anniavan made about 1,328 varietal idlis and prepared a 44 kg idli cat and cut it with a bureaucrat and thus confirmed the celebration of World Idli Day. Since then, every year, these days are celebrated worldwide as World Idli Day.
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It is said that it also has a connection with Indonesia
Usually, when we talk about idli, the city of Chennai comes first. But what do you know that our Idli connection is also connected to Indonesia? Yes, food historians say that the real belief of idli is from Indonesia where there is an old history of fermented food. While the arrival of idli in India is believed to be 800 to 1200 BC.
What is the relationship with Karnataka
It is also believed that the word ‘Idli’ has its origin in ‘Kannada literature’, which is discussed in Kannada literature. A Kannada article by Shiva Kot Acharya suggests that sometime around 1139, the Kannada kings and scholars were Someshwar III under whose rule it is said that it was built. The article shows that at that time this diet was made by fermenting only urad dal.
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The first use of rice with urad dal was done in the 17th century.
Experts say that after the 17th century, people found that if urad dal is mixed with rice, then its fermentation takes place fast and its cooking process is accelerated. In such a situation, rice was gradually used in this diet. In this way our present day idli came into existence. (Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general information. Hindi does not confirm these. Contact the concerned expert before implementing them.)