Idli or idly (plural: idlis) is a type of savoury rice cake, originating from South India, popular as a breakfast food in Southern India and in Sri Lanka. The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. The fermentation process breaks down the starches so that they are more readily metabolised by the body.
Idli has several variations, including rava idli, which is made from semolina. Regional variants include sanna of Konkan.


We live in a country of varieties and find the difference in everything including culture, clothing, customs, food etc. People from North India differ entirely from people of South India or East India. For example, people from North Indians prefer to be in style and wear modern dresses while when it comes to attire South Indians prefer more traditional way of wearing lungi for men and sari for women. In the same way, when it comes to food, North Indians prefer wheat based preparations while South Indians prefer rice based preparations. Cuisine of Kadapa is mainly influenced by South Indian preparations having its own different versions of dishes and keeping its identity unique.

Thanjavur Sambar

The story goes that when Samba or Sambhaji, the eldest son and successor of Chhatrapati Shivaji, visited Thanjavur, and he was served a novel dish, possibly invented by a royal chef or even Shahaji himself. As a tribute to the esteemed guest, the dish came to be known as Sambar.

Maratta Mutton Kola

Talking about the dish “Kala mutton, commonly referred to as kala ghost, is a famous mutton delicacy from Maharashtra. The curry will be known for its black or dark brown gravy. This is a traditional recipe that belongs to the natives of rural Maharashtra.

Thiruvaiyaru Ashoka

Ashoka Halwa is south indian version of moong dal halwa. It is a delicious sweet prepared using moong dal, wheat flour, ghee and sugar. This halwa has a soft, smooth texture which just melts in the mouth. It is also called as asoka halwa or thiruvaiyaru halwa.

Kumbakonam Coffee

Almost all the South Indians know the secrets of Kumbakonam Filter Coffee, and now, it is your turn to have the taste of this sweet and strong beverage. Just one sip will let you realize the difference of filter coffee from other coffee beans. You can find a note of mellow caramel with the dominant bitterness of standard coffee. The freshly prepared, authentic and pure filter coffee products have the best flavor and aroma. You can have an access to the dream world of coffee. Prepared with boiled milk and frothed milk, the filter coffee will make you obsessed to the drink. We also call it as the Madras filter coffee or drip brewed coffee.