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Plain Idli Recipe

Plain Idli is a popular Indian Breakfast
Author :
On :
Thursday, 30 March, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Breakfast Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
10 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1/2 cup - urad dal, soaked in water overnight
  • 1 cup - white rice, soaked in water overnight
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 to 2 tsp - oil
  • How to Make Plain Idli:

    1. Using enough water, grind the urad dal to a smooth, thick paste.
    2. Add rice into the blender, add water and grind to a smooth paste.
    3. Pour into a large container and ferment 8-10 hours.
    4. The batter will rise.
    5. Add salt to the fermented batter and mix well.
    6. Grease the idli moulds and pour 2-3 spoons of the batter into each one of them.
    7. Steam the idlis in a cooker for about 15 minutes, without the weight.
    8. Remove stand from cooker and cool for a minute or two.
    9. Remove the idlis and serve hot with chutney or sambhar.


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