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To do this superb idly you need to buy idly rice available in all Indian grocery stores.
  Idly rice 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Rice 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Urad dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Methi seed 1 Teaspoon
  Methi 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon

* To make idly batter :

* Soak the idly rice and the urad dal+methi seeds separately for 2 hrs.

* Grind the dal first in grinder to a nice foamy batter with water as needed. Remove it in a big container. Add 2 tsp salt to it.

* Then grind the soaked rice with water as needed to a fine batter.

* Now mix both the grind urad dal and rice together.

* The batter should be like a pancake batter consistency, If the batter is watery then when you do idlis they won't come properly.

* Mix the batter nicely and leave it to ferment and puff, overnight so that the batter will be ready for doing idlies the next day.

* After the batter is fermented and raised mix it again and keep it in fridge.

* Take it out an hour before doing idly. Keep the idly vessel or pressure cooker with 2 cups water in it and heat.

* Grease the idly tray with a drop of oil and rub it and pour a certain amount of the batter in them and keep it in the cooker and steam cook it without whistle for 10-12 mins.

* Open the lid after steam is gone, let it warm a bit and remove the idly carefully.

* Serve hot with onion chutney, sambaar or any type of chutney.
Storage tips:
* The idly batter can be kept in fridge and used for about 10 days.
* The same batter can be used to make dosai's too.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
South Indian
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
17 Minutes
indian rice and lentil cakes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 680 Calories from Fat 6

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.71 g1.1%

Saturated Fat 0.2 g0.99%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 399.4 mg16.6%

Total Carbohydrates 145 g48.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.4%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 16 g32.3%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 12% Iron 18.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

I love all south indian cusine spl. IDLI with SAMBAR.
Idli Recipe, Indian Rice And Lentil Cakes