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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

HOW TO MAKE SOFT IDLI | IDLI DOSA BATTER

SOFT IDLI RECIPE


Idli - The most popular and common breakfast in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Even though we have lots of other breakfast recipes like Poori, Chapathi, Upma and so on...., nothing can beat the combination of Idli with sambar. Hope everyone agrees with me. :). 

Now I am going to share with you how to prepare the basic Idli batter and the process of making Idli. Normally I prefer using cloth on my idli moulds , the only difficulty with cloth is while removing the Idli's from it and then washing it, but the end result ,it gives more soft Idli's than the one cooked with the plate greased with oil. It takes 10 - 15 minutes to cook the idli's , to check it you can slide in a tooth pick and see. Serve this Idli with hot sambar topped up with ghee or with chutney's and enjoy :)

Preparation time : 20 minutes + 3-4 hrs. soaking+ 8- 10 hrs. of fermenting time
Cooking time : 10 - 15 minutes.


For this recipe you need
  • 4 cups of parboiled rice
  • 1 cup of urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp. of fenugreek seed
  • Salt

Preparation

Wash and soak the rice in water . 

Wash and soak urad dal along with fenugreek in water. 

Soak them both for atleast 3 - 4 hours.

Drain the water from urad dal (reserve the water for grinding ) .Using a wet grinder,grind urad dal by sprinkling water every few minutes until smooth and frothy. Transfer it to a bowl.

Now grind the soaked rice adding water gradually, now pour this batter along with the urad dal batter. 

Add salt and mix the two batters well.

Leave to ferment in a warm place for about 8 -10 hrs.

Next day the batter would have raised 2 inches high with tiny bubbles. 

Add water in the idli vessel. Wet a cloth and place it on the idli mould.Pour a laddleful of batter on it  and steam cook for 10 -15 mins. 



When the idli is ready , remove from the vessel and place the idli mould on to a plate.


Invert the mould , now gently remove the cloth from the idli, if you find it difficult sprinkle little water on top, wait for a minute and then remove it


Soft and fluffy idli is ready to be served..............



25 comments:

Priya Anandakumar said...

I love idli's, you have used cloth like my mom very nice. I also prefer it the same...

Priya Suresh said...

Our famous breakfast, love love idlis.

Shri said...

Aruna, do you use Red matta rice for the parboiled rice or idly rice?
I agree with the use of cloth.
I find that when we use just matta rice, the batter tends to be sticky.
Thanks!

Sowmya Madhavan said...

Idlis indeed looks soft and yumm..I do in idli moulds in pressure cooker without the whistle..

Gauri said...

Such soft melt in the mouth idli's. Thanks for sharing!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow perfect idlis and very well explained post,sure an useful post...

Deeksha said...

All time favorite. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips.

Saranya Balaji said...

well explained and perfect...

Amrita Vishal said...

Looks really soft!!

Arthy Suman said...

awww i need some spicy gravy or chutney for this soft and fluffy idlis...

Julie said...

super soft ones,yummy!

Maayeka said...

Idli looks so soft and fluffy..lovely post !

Divya Shivaraman said...

your idli is so soft and perfect dear...

divya said...

look really tempting , i'm drooling

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious soft idly.

Jaleela Kamal said...

super soft Idly

Roshni said...

my my.. such soft idlis.. love it.. the use of cloth makes it even better

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Looks tooooo spongy... Love to have it with Sambar !
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Shobha said...

Thanks for sharing the tips.. idli is my favourite..

Echo's Kitchen -- A Taste of Memories said...

love this!! Yours looks sooo soft!

Maha Gadde said...

delicious luking idilis.well done n nice cliks.
maha

Gayathri Ramanan said...

the most healthiest breakfast on earth..idly looks soft and perfect

DivyaGCP said...

Idlis looks so soft.. Very useful post..

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Very soft idlis

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said...

These look so soft, delicious idlis!