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1200 minutes
Prep Time
12 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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The staple food of south India . These soft and fluffy beauties can be had anytime as they are absolutely light on stomach .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Karnataka
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Low Calorie

Ingredients Serving: 10

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


  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 .

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Christina Pramodh
Christina Pramodh   Jan-13-2018

plz send me hw to make it in my mail

Manvi Chauhan
Manvi Chauhan   Sep-26-2017

Tasty as well as healthy.

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