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soft idli recipe
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Idli recipe | soft idli recipe | How to make idli batter for soft idli recipe

soft idli recipe with step by step photos. learn how to make super soft, fluffy white idli-South Indian rice cake with this recipe
Prep Time16 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time16 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 40
Calories: 35kcal
Author: Harini


  • 4 cups idli rice or parboiled rice washed
  • 1 cup whole urad dal / black gram washed
  • 1 tablespoon methi seeds
  • non iodized crystal salt
  • water
  • few drops of gingely oil


  • Soak urad and methi seeds together for 3-4 hours
  • Soak rice separately for 4-6 hours.
  • Drain the soaked urad and reserve the water.
  • Add the urad dal to the wet grinding stone and grind to a very smooth batter. The batter should be soft, thick.
  • Remove the batter to a big deep vessel.
  • To the same grinding stone add rice and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Now mix both the batters together with hand. Add salt now if the climate is hot. Mix very well and leave for fermentation. It will take 8-14 hours.
  • once the batter is ready take the top most fluffy batter for idly. Make idli using an idli pot or steamer with idly plate


Calories: 35kcal