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Soft idli recipe

Soft idli- the quientessential breakfast from south indian is very easy to prepare and relish. Enjoy making these soft fluffy idlis with this recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Calories 3333 kcal


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


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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