Simple Idli

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Total Time:
12.75 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - Urad dal (soaked in water for about 4-5 hours or overnight)
  • 2 cups - White rice (soaked in water for about 4-5 hours or overnight
  • Salt - as per taste
  • 1 - 2 tsp - Oil

How to Make Simple Idli

  • Grind the urad dal with some water to a smooth and fluffier paste using a blender.
  • Add rice to the mix and grind further with some water.
  • Pour into a container and let it ferment overnight or for about 8-9 hours.
  • Make sure the container has enough room for the batter to rise.
  • Add salt to the fermented batter and mix well
  • Smear a couple of drops of oil on each depression of the idli stand and pour 2-3 spoons of the batter into each one of them.
  • Steam cook the idlis in a pressure cooker for about 14-15 minutes.
  • Make sure to remove the pressure cooker weight.
  • Remove the stand from cooker and let cool for a minute or two.
  • Serve it hot with coconut chutney or sambhar or any other gravy of your choice.