Cookbook:Idli Pan

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Idli pan

Idli pans are pans with smooth, round indentations into which idli batter is poured, before steaming to make idli. They typically have holes punched into the pan between the indentations, to allow steam to rise and envelope the cooking idli. They may come as individual pans for use in a saucepan, or with a special pot used to steam several idli pans in a stack, or even as a tree of idli pans that fits into a large pot.

In addition to idli, they are used for steaming other foods including idiyappam, and also make great poached eggs.