Basic batter for idli

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:50 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Grind Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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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

  • Soak the dal and both the rice for 5 to 6 hours along with methi seeds
  • Grind the dal-rice mixture till we get a fine, thick and fluffy paste
  • Add salt and keep overnight in a warm place to ferment.
  • 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)
  • Prepare idli in greased idli plates.