Idli | How to make Idli

By Swapna Sunil  |  3rd Jan 2018  |  
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About Idli Recipe

What could be more satisfying for a south Indian rather than having Idli for breakfast?? There might be N number of recipes for preparing idli but this is our personal favorite and works wonders every time i prepare. We feel idlies made using rice are harder when compared to these and moreover they stay fresh for longer too. So here comes my softest Idli recipe. Simple yet satisfying.

Idli is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of South Indian cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Idli at your home. Idli by Swapna Sunil will help you to prepare the perfect Idli at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs 720 minute for the preparation and 10 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Idli.


Ingredients to make Idli

  • 1 cup : Urad gota
  • 2 1/2 cup : Idli rawa
  • 1/8 tsp : baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed

How to make Idli

  1. Wash & Soak both dal and rawa seperately in adequate water overnight.
  2. Next morning grind the dal into fine paste. Squeeze and remove water from rawa and add it to other bigger container.
  3. Now add the urad dal paste to rawa n mix well . Now close this container with a tight lid and keep in warm place for fermentation.
  4. It might take from 12 hrs to 24 hrs to ferment and increase or double in volume, depending on the weather.
  5. Once its risen and doubled, the batter is all ready to make idlies . While making idlies add a pinch of soda bi carb and enough salt. Give it a good stir and adjust its consistency to thick yet pouring by adding water as needed.
  6. Now grease the idli moulds with oil or wet them with little water. Pour just enough batter in each dent.
  7. Prepare the steamer accordingly and steam until done. It takes 10 minutes in mine.
  8. Once steamed right scoop and serve with your fav dip , chutney or sambhar.
  9. Soft and white idlies are steaming hot ready to slurrp.
  10. Prepare and dig in with your family and friends .

Reviews for Idli (1)

Mani Kaur2 years ago

It goes well with sambhar and chutney.

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