Wednesday, July 11, 2012

How to make idli batter using rice - Recipe for south indian Idli batter using rice

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Idli is a very good breakfast and easy to make.  We will also provide tested secrets and tricks to make idlis soft. Let's see today at tanishkitchen how to make idli batter.


Rice - 4 cups (boiled pulungal rice)
Urad dal - 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 2 tsp
Salt - 2 tsp
Ice cubes - some

Method of preparation

1. Soak the fenugreek seeds over night.
2. Soak the boiled rice for at least 3 hrs minimum and grind it nicely in the grinder.
3. Soak the urad dal at least 1 and half hr. grind it nicely in the wet grinder. When you are grinding, add ice cubes instead of water. Ice cubes will make the batter to be puffy. This makes idly very soft.
4. When you are grinding urad dal, first add the fenugreek seeds in the grinder and grind it for 10 mins and then add urad dal.
5. Grind rice and urad dal separately. Mix it together with some salt and stir it well. Leave this mixture over night or at least 12 hours.

Urad dal: Rice proportion

If urad dal is new, then the proportion should be 1 cup dal: 6 cups rice
If urad dal is old, the proportion should be 1 cup dal: 4 cups rice

Don't make the batter to be watery it should be medium thick then only idlis will be good and soft.

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