Idli Recipe

For making fluffy soft idlis you need:

  • 4 cups (heaped) – raw long grain rice
  • 1 cup (heaped) and 1/2 cup – split urud dhal
  • Salt to taste.


Method of preparation :

  • Pressure cook the rice without adding water in the rice for 5 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to subside on its own.
  • Then add lukewarm water to the rice and soak it for 4 hours.
  • Just an hour before grinding, wash and soak the urad dal.
  • First grind the urad dal in the mixie.
  • Then grind the rice to a fine consistency. Not too fine as a paste of course.
  • Mix the two and add the required salt.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • The final batter should not be too thick or too watery.
  • Allow the batter to ferment for at least 12 hours.
  • Then prepare the idli in the usual manner and really soft idlis will be got.
  • This is a very good way to prepare soft idlis by grinding in a mixie when one does not have the traditional stone grinder and also the parboiled rice.