"Food for me was a connecting link to my grandmother, to my childhood, to my past. And what I found out is that for everybody, food is a connector to their roots, to their past in different ways. It gives you security; it gives you a profile of who you are, where you come from." - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Though my grandmother's idli batter recipe was no different than the recipe I blogged earlier, she always made her idlis in her copper peddavaN. She carefully greased the vatis/katoris/steel ramekins and poured idli batter and then steamed them. As a result, the idlis always had that distinct shape which was different than what idli stand gives you. I used my veggie steamer and three katories to make grandma style idlies.