Friday 10 April 2020

I - Easy Idli Recipe #blogchatterA2Z

Hello Friends,

 Isn't Idli everyone's favorite south Indian dish?  Savour it with sambhar or chutney. Idli, the humble round shaped steamed rice-lentil cake, is one of the healthiest breakfast dishes. It is the staple food of most households in India.  Made by steaming the batter made from short-grain rice and urad dal.

It can be prepared in less than 30 minutes however the batter needs to be fermented and prepared some time in advance.


 The Soaking and Fermentation Part takes time to prepare. However, if you have the batter ready it takes 20 minutes to get ready. However, I will explain the entire recipe in my blogpost.


1. Soak the rice and add fenugreek seeds to the rice. Soak it in water for 4-6 hours. Soak the urad dal too for the same amount of time.

2.  Remove all the water from the urad dal and grind it to a fine paste. Add water accordingly.

3. Now Grind the rice to a coarse paste (add water as needed). Later mix both the pastes together in a vessel and stir it well. Make sure that the consistency is not too thin.

4. Keep the batter in a warm place to ferment. Once the batter will rise then add salt to it and whisk to mix it well.

5. Grease the idli stand with cooking oil, fill the mould with batter. 

6. Add water in the idli steamer and put it on the flame to heat up. Now place the idli stand inside and close the lid. Let it steam build for 8-10 minutes before switching off the gas.


If you are using a cooker to prepare the Idlis then do not use the whistle while steaming. And steam it for 10 minutes. Also wait for another 5 minutes and then use a sharp spatula to scoop the idlis out. 

Enjoy hot hot idlis with coconut chutney and a bowl of Sambhar



  1. Idlis are a staple food at my home... I make idli batter with idli rice... Will try making with Basmati rice next time...

  2. I always have batter in my fridge. It comes very handy when in hurry. Idli is my all-time favorite comfort meal.


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