How to make Idli

How to make Idli

how to make soft idli at home

Makes 36 idlis

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rice
  • 1 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
  • ½ cup of poha / beaten rice
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • Salt to taste
  • Little oil for greasing the idli moulds

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Idli recipe with step-wise pictures

  • Wash rice and urad dal and drain the water.
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  • Soak them in enough water overnight along with fenugreek seeds.
  • The next day, drain the water form soaked rice and urad dal.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Soak ½ cup of poha / beaten rice for 10-15 minutes.
how to make soft idli at home
  • First blend the urad dal and fenugreek seeds together in a mixer till smooth.
  • Also blend the rice and poha by adding water little by little as required.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Combine the urad dal paste and rice and poha paste together in a big vessel.
  • Cover and keep it a dark place to ferment overnight.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Once the batter is fermented add salt to the batter.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Mix well.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Grease the idli moulds with little bit of oil.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Put ladlefuls of the batter into greased idli moulds and place them in a prepared idli steamer.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Steam the idlis for 15-20 minutes.
how to make soft idli at home
  • If knife inserted in the center of idli comes out clean, then idli is done.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Repeat with the remaining batter to make rest of the idlis.
how to make soft idli at home
  • Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney.

how to make soft idli at home