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Idli Recipe

Idli is a popular Indian Breakfast
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On :
Monday, 23 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
16 hours
Servings :
Serves 5
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  • Split Urad Dal (without skin) - 1.5 cups
  • Idli Rawa - 3 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp - oil
  • How to Make Idli:

    1. Clean, wash, and soak urad dal in water for 3-4 hours.
    2. Similarly, soak idli rawa in water for a few hours in a separate bowl.
    3. Remove water from the soaked urad dal and grind it in a mixer with 3/4 cup of water till very smooth.
    4. Now discard the upper layer of water from the soaked idli rawa mixture. Then, squeeze out water from this, a fistful at a time and add it to the ground urad mixture.
    5. After it is done, add salt and combine and mixture well with hand. (It should be of idli batter consistency.)
    6. Keep it for fermentation overnight.
    7. To make idlis, grease the idli moulds with little oil, pour a ladleful of batter into these moulds and steam for 10 minutes.
    8. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and take out and serve.


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