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Basic batter for idli Recipe

Basic batter for idli is a popular Indian Breakfast
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On :
Friday, 20 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Grind Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
50 pieces
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  • 3.5 cups - boiled Rice
  • 1/2 cup - raw Rice
  • 1 cup - Urad Dal (de-husked)
  • 1/4 tsp - Methi seeds
  • salt
  • baking soda (2 pinches for every 1/5th quantity of prepared batter)
  • How to Make Basic batter for idli:

    1. Soak the dal and both the rice for 5 to 6 hours along with methi seeds
    2. Grind the dal-rice mixture till we get a fine, thick and fluffy paste
    3. Add salt and keep overnight in a warm place to ferment.
    4. The next day, morning add soda (as mentioned in the ingredients) and water to make batter to prepare idli (need not be very thick like rawa idli batter)
    5. Prepare idli in greased idli plates.


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