Idli Batter for Soft Idli Idli Batter for Soft Idli
Recipe type: Miscellaneous
Cuisine: Indian
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  • Rice - 3 cups
  • Urad dal - 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 2 tsp
  1. Clean rice and urad dal and wash them thoroughly. Soak them in water for 4-5 hours or overnight, separately. Soak the fenugreek seeds along with the lentil as well.
  2. Drain out excess water from urad dal and fenugreek seeds and ground them finely, using very little water.
  3. Transfer the lentil paste into a bowl.
  4. Likewise drain out the water from rice as well and grind them bit coarsely in a mixture jar.
  5. Take it out in the same bowl.
  6. Mix lentil and rice paste really well. Prepare a thick and dense batter.
  7. Cover the prepared batter and keep aside on warm place for 12-14 hours to ferment.
  8. Once the batter is fermented and turns puffy, the batter is ready for making the idlis.
  9. Use these batter for making soft idlis and serve with steaming hot sambhar or coconut chutney or tomato chutney or store the prepared batter in refrigerator for 4-5 days and use it for making soft and spongy idlis.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at