Stacked up plates of molds with batter, placed in a steamer to steam,
fifteen minutes later out they come, fluffy and spongy like a dream.
The sambar is prepped with equal fervour, a delightfully flavourful stew,
loaded with veggies, carrots beans gourds, drumsticks to name a few.
A choice of chutneys are being ground, there’re options available for all,
orange white green, tangy savoury spicy, quickly you need to take a call.
Now plate a few idlis soft yet springy, pour steaming hot sambar over it,
and as they soak the stew through the pores, you know your idlis are a hit!
– Narendra Nayak © 2018