• Prep Time8Hours
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves4People

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Rice Idlis

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Rice
  • 1/2 cup Whole white urad dal
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
  • Thick Poha (flattened rice)- 1/4cup
  • Salt to taste

Steps

  1. Soak dal, rice and fenugreek separately overnight.
  2. Soak poha for an hour.
  3. Start the grinding the next day.In a blender add the fenugreek seeds first with little water and grind. Add poha and grind again.
  4. Now add the drained and washed dal with 1/2 cup water(can add more water if required).
  5. It will be frothy, scrape down and add the rice, grind with minimal water.Batter should be thick.
  6. Remove and pour out into an aluminium utensil. Add salt.
  7. Cover and let ferment in a warm place for another 7-8 hours, or till well fermented.
  8. Just before serving, add salt to the batter, brush idli moulds with ghee and spoon tablespoons of the batter into each mould, fill almost till the top.
  9. Heat water in a pressure cooker/Idli steamer and bring to a rolling boil.Place idli stand in cooker and steam for 10 minutes on a high flame.
  10. Turn off flame but take out idlis only after 5 minutes.
  11. Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.
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    sandhya passary 2 months ago

    thanks

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    Sudha Gujar 2 months ago

    Just before making the idlies salt should be added.

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    Sudha Gujar 2 months ago

    Just before making idlies.

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    sandhya passary 2 months ago

    when do we add salt

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    Bindiya Sharma 2 months ago

    Sudha..parboiled rice can be used.

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    Sunita Kunwar 2 months ago

    Very good

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    Sudha Gujar 2 months ago

    Should the rice used be par boiled or regular

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    Bindiya Sharma 5 months ago

    Hi Usha..it should be fine, rice quality also matters.

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    Usha Devaraj 5 months ago

    please let me know if the rice should be grinded coarsely or to a fine paste

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    Dhara Shambh 5 months ago

    ok .thanks.

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    Bindiya Sharma 5 months ago

    Dhara no need for Eno or soda if batter ferments properly, any metallic vessel can be used.

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    Dhara Shambh 5 months ago

    you don't have to put eno or baking soda? why aluminum vessel? any particular reason?

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    Meenu Dhawan 5 months ago

    very nice

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    Bindiya Sharma 6 months ago

    one and a half cups rice and 1/2 cup white urad dal.

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    Chehak Singla 6 months ago

    what 'll be the ratio

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    Chehak Singla 6 months ago

    11/2 ? how much

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    Shoba Bharathraj 9 months ago

    so...tempting idlis

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    Sarala Nahar 9 months ago

    superb......spongy nd super white idly

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    Krishna Das 10 months ago

    nice recipe

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    R.Anandi Anand a year ago

    oh ..good ...I was following your recipes.the other day just saw the same image ...I thought better to inform..

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    Bindiya Sharma a year ago

    Hi Anandi..thanks for bringing it to my attention, he has been using plagiarized images for his recipes and I have reported the same, thus his recipe and image has been deleted.

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    R.Anandi Anand a year ago

    hey bindiya,the photo of the idlis seem to be same of another member thenthisai prabhu is same.....

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