Idli rice is used to prepare the batter for South Indian idlis and dosas. Idlis are soft, fluffy steamed rice-lentil cakes that are part of the staple diet in states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, etc. They can be served as is with sambhar and chutneys. Or shallow fried in oil with seasoning and molagappodi powder (chutney powder). Idlis can also be mixed with curd, seasoned with curry leaves, mustard and chilies and served cold.