Idli | How to make Idli

By Sonu   |  24th Sep 2017  |  
5 from 2 reviews Rate It!
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About Idli Recipe

The staple food of south India . These soft and fluffy beauties can be had anytime as they are absolutely light on stomach .

Idli is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Sonu teaches how to make Idli step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Idli in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 10 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Idli at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Idli takes 1200 minutes for the preparation and 12 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Idli is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Idli is a good option for you. The flavour of Idli is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Idli and impress your family and friends.


Ingredients to make Idli

  • 1 and 1/4th cup - urad dal ( Without skin)
  • 3 cups - rice ( you can use any rice , preferably the broken ones , not the whole grain like basmati)
  • 2 tsp- salt
  • water for grinding as required

How to make Idli

  1. Wash and soak rice and the dal separately .
  2. Soak for 8-9 hours or over night.
  3. Now grind the dal and the rice separately into a smooth paste.
  4. Now mix them both and add salt to it .
  5. Keep it aside for fermentation for atleast 6 to 7 hours .
  6. Heat around 1 glass of water in a pressure cooker .
  7. Grease the idli stand and pour a ladle full of batter in each cavity .
  8. Place the stand in the pressure cooker .
  9. Cover the pressure cooker with its lid but without the whistle .
  10. Cook on high flame for 10- 12 minutes and the put the gas off .
  11. Let it remain aside for 5 minutes and the remove the stand from the cooker .
  12. Again wait for 5 minutes and then de mould the idlis with a spoon .
  13. Serve with coconut chutney or piping hot sambar .

My Tip:

Let the batter ferment properly to get soft and spongy idlis .

Reviews for Idli (2)

Christina Pramodh2 years ago

plz send me hw to make it in my mail

Manvi Chauhan2 years ago

Tasty as well as healthy.
2 years ago
Thank u dear

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