11. Idlis & Innovation: How Technology Helped This Regional Favourite go Mainstream

Idli is considered to be a simple food item. But, from choosing the right dal (lentil) and grinding it to the perfect consistency to ensuring that the batter ferments right, the process is complex and laborious. This is why you’d have been hard-pressed to find this versatile and healthy preparation outside south Indian kitchens during the ’60s or ’70s. So, what changed? Tune in, as Vikram Doctor finds out how a piece of technology helped idli cross geographical boundaries and become an everyday staple.

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