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Soft idli- the quientessential breakfast from south indian is very easy to prepare and relish. Enjoy making these soft fluffy idlis with this recipe.

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Idli the quintessential breakfast of south Indian has found its way into most homes across the world. Most of us like hot piping soft idlis with some chutney and sambar. When the idlis are very soft like cotton and served soft with Murugan kadai chutney and Hotel style sambar, it is heavenly. All these recipes are easily doable at home. The secret to the soft idli is the perfect batter which is rightly fermented and steamed. Here let us see how to make these soft idlis at home with the homemade batter.
Soft idli

Ingredients to make soft idli at home:

Idli or the steamed rice cake has only 2 main ingredients. One is the idli rice or parboiled rice. The other is the urad dal or the dehusked black gram dal. A little amount of fenugreek seeds also go along way in making the idlis very soft. All these ingredients are available in any Indian grocery store. This is the recipe I have been following to get those perfect soft idlis. There are many variations of the same homemade idli batter. You can add aval or poha to the batter to get soft idlis. Some even add sabudana or sago to the batter. You can make many variations to get different results. Now let us see in detail as to how this batter can be prepared at home.

Preparation of  idli batter at home:

Parboiled rice/Idli rice
4 cups
Urad dal(white and whole)
1 cup
Fenugreek seeds
2 Tsp
Salt
To taste
PREPARATION
  • Wash and clean all the ingredients.
  • Soak rice with fenugreek seeds in a big bowl in enough water for 3 hours.Preparation of idli batter
  • Soak the dal separately in enough water for 3 hrs.urad dal soaked for idli
  • Grind the dal first in a wet grinder till smooth and fluffy. This will ensure very soft idli. Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.fluffy ground urad dal for idli
  • Now grind the rice and fenugreek seeds with enough water till smooth.homemade idli batter
  • Combine the dal paste to this. Do not over mix.
  • Add the necessary salt, mix well and let it ferment overnight.
  • Next morning heat water in the idli cooker
  • Grease the idli mould with oil
  • Pour a ladle of batter in each depression and assemble the stand.steaming soft idli
  • Now keep it inside the cooker and close with the lid
  • Steam on high for 10 minutes
  • Check to see if it has cooked completely
  • Let it cool a little before you scoop out the idli from the stand
  • Serve warm with Coconut chutney, Daniya chutney, Molaga podi and hotel sambar.

 

 

Soft idli recipe

Veena
Soft idli- the quientessential breakfast from south indian is very easy to prepare and relish. Enjoy making these soft fluffy idlis with this recipe.
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Prep Time 12 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Calories 3333 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixer/Grinder
  • Idli steamer
  • Gas stove/ Induction stove

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Cups Idli rice par boiled rice
  • 1 Cup Whole urad dal Black gram dal withour skin
  • 2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • To Taste Salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash and clean all the ingredients.
  • Soak rice with fenugreek seeds in a big bowl in enough water for 3 hours.
  • Soak the dal separately in enough water for 3 hrs
  • Grind the dal first in a wet grinder till smooth and fluffy. This will ensure very soft idli. Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Now grind the rice and fenugreek seeds with enough water till smooth.
  • Combine the dal paste to this. Do not over mix
  • Add the necessary salt, mix well and let it ferment overnight.

TO MAKE SOFT IDLI

  • Next morning heat water in the idli cooker
  • Grease the idli mould with oil
  • Pour a ladle of batter in each depression and assemble the stand.
  • Now keep it inside the cooker and close with the lid
  • Steam on high for 10 minutes
  • Check to see if it has cooked completely
  • Let it cool a little before you scoop out the idli from the stand
  • Serve warm with Coconut chutney, Daniya chutney, Molaga podi and hotel sambar.

Nutrition

Calories: 3333kcalCarbohydrates: 696gProtein: 102gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 54mgPotassium: 908mgFiber: 51gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 340mgIron: 24mg
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