Friday, November 5, 2010

How to make soft Idli | Idly recipe | இட்லி | Homemade Idli Dosa Batter

Home made soft Idli Recipe , with Homemade Idli Dosa Batter
How to make soft Idli | Idli recipe | இட்லி | Homemade Idli Dosa Batter

Ingredients To make Idly Dosa Batter :

  • Urad dal - 1 cup
  • Idli rice OR Boiled rice - 5 cups
  • Methi seeds ( Fenugreek seeds ) - 2 tsp
  • Water
  • Salt- 5 tsp

Homemade Idli Dosa Batter:

Take the Rice and methi seeds in a big bowl .Wash rice and methi seeds and soak it in water overnight.

Wash urad dal and soak it in cold water for about 45 mts to an hour.

I use wet grinder for grinding.First grind the urad dal for about 40 mts by adding little water. After it has been ground fine , Transfer it to a vessel.Then add soaked rice to the grinder and run it for about 45 mts.

Transfer it to a vessel and mix both the batter together by adding salt.


Allow it to ferment and leave it aside for 10-12 hrs or overnight.

The Batter would have risen . Use that to make Idly or Dosa . Refrigerate the remaining batter and the batter is good to use for 7 days when refrigerated .

Idli preparation:
Lightly oil the Idly pans.Pour batter on idly moulds .

Steam cook for 20 minutes .

Insert a tooth prick to check if the idlys are done that the inserted tooth prick comes out clean .

Allow the idly to cool a bit and remove the idly using a spoon .

Serve hot with Chutney , Sambar .

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