Idli(steamed rice cakes) is the traditional south India cuisine. I am sharing you the full proof step by step recipe of how to make idli batter at home.Trust me its very easy and there is no rocket science behind it, if you follow the steps correctly ,you will definately land up making a spongy fluffy idli’s at home.This recipe is a very basic recipe which uses only three ingredients namely Urad dal, Idly rice and Salt.
Idli’s goes perfect with sambar , chutneys and even with ketchup 🙂 yes my kids sometimes prefer having it with ketchup.
Watch this step by step recipe and do let me know if it help you to get the spongy , fluffy idlis at home. All the best!!!
Preparation time : 3 to 4 hours soak time, 8-10 hours fermentation ,Total : 11-14 hours
Cooking time : 10 mins
Serving 15-20 idlis
1 cup Idli Rice
3/4 cup Urad Dal
water as required
Salt as required
Directions || How to make idli batter
Wash rice and urad dal several times and soak them in enough water for 4 hours.
Even soaking overnight is also ok, but 4 hours is more than enough.
After 4 hours drain the water and add the soaked rice and urad dal in the grinder.
Do not discard the water,you can use it for grinding.
Grind this into a smooth batter adding water in regular intervals.
The consistency after grinding should not be so thick. Add salt and mix it well with the batter.
Keep it in a air tight container and allow it to ferment for 8 to 10 hours.
If its a cold weather, you can ferment it for additional 4 hours.
If the batter is thick you can even add water after fermentation to make it into a right consistency.
You can prepare idlis using stove idli makers or even use microoven idli’s maker as per your choice.
I don’t have traditional idli maker at home , so I always make a microwave idlis but they come out fluffy too.
I set the idlis to 2 minutes and 30 secs , you can try the same ,but if you thick that the idlis are still not well cooked you can adjust the timings accordingly.
f you have any doubts feel free to ask me on my comment box , I am here to help you out.
Enjoy the idlis with any chutneys or sambar 🙂