Spongy and fluffy Idli (home made batter)
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 🙂
Thalipeeth Maharashtrain pancake
Thalipeeth is a Maharashtrain multi-grain pancake popular.The flour is made up of Bajra atta,Chana daal, Urad daal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, wheat, and rice.
It’s highly nutritious and serves as very heavy breakfast or snacks for your family. Very easy and simple to cook. Check out the recipe below.
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 10 minutes
Serves – 2
250 gm thalipeeth flour(easily available in stores)
1 finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped green chilies
1 Tbsp coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Pinch of red chili powder
Warm water for kneading
Oil for cooking
Directions || How to prepare thalipeeth
Take thalipeeth flour ,add onions, chilies, coriander leaves, salt to taste, red chili powder and 1 tsp oil.
Knead the mixture into a dough by adding little warm water at a time. Make small round balls from the dough and set it aside.
To flatten these balls into round breads, take plastic sheets and cut them in large squares from zip lock bags.
If you don’t have any , don’t worry I used aluminium foil.
Place the dough ball on the sheet and using your palm start flattening the dough into a small round circle.
Apply some oil on your palm to avoid the dough to stick
Add about 1/2 tsp oil on the tawa and with the help of the sheet pick up and place the thalipeeth on the tawa/pan. make sure your that the sheet
doesn’t touch the hot pan)
Cook approximately for two minutes on medium heat on both the sides.
Serve hot with any pickle or tomato ketchup.