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
- 4 cups idli rice or parboiled rice washed
- 1 cup whole urad dal / black gram washed
- 1 tablespoon methi seeds
- non iodized crystal salt
- 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