Plain Idli

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Total Time:
10.5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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

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