Yeast Idli

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 125 g - husked urad dal
  • 300 g - parboiled rice
  • 50 g - rice (soaked for 4 to 5 hrs)
  • salt
  • a pinch of methi seeds (soak along with dal)
  • 1 tsp - dry yeast
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp - jeera (dry fry and keep it ready)

How to Make Yeast Idli

  • Grind the dal first to a fine and fluffy paste.
  • Add both the rice and grind to a fine batter (add water while grinding).
  • Mix yeast in a tablespoon of warm water and a pinch of sugar.
  • Keep aside for 4 to 5 min.
  • Add this solution to the ground batter along with jeera and salt, leave it overnight.
  • The next day follow the usual procedure to prepare idli (steam the idli for 10 to 12 mins in greased idli plates).
  • Serve with any chutney/sambar/chutney powder along with a spoonful of desi ghee.