How to make Soft & Spongy Idly with Step by Step Pictures


Idly Rice   : 4 cups
Urad dal   : 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds  : 1 tsp


Wash & Soak urad dal & rice for 4 hours.
Add fenugreek seeds to the urad dal.

Add the urad dal & fenugreek mixture to the blender with little water  & grind for 45 minutes. 

Take it out in a bowl

Next add the rice to the blender & grind.Make a paste adding little water at a time.. 

Remove & add this rice mixture to the urad dal paste. Add salt & mix well  

Keep aside & let the batter rest for minimum 8 hours or overnight.

Next morning the batter would have raised well?Can you see the fermented batter? 

Grease Idli mould with little oil.

Mix the batter well & pour a ladle of batter in the greased mould.  

Steam cook for 10 minutes. 

After 2 minutes,remove the plates & keep aside to cool.Scoop the idly out .. 

Spongy,Moist & soft Idlies are Ready now...

Enjoy :):)


Shri said...

Srividhya, the idli's look very soft. We use the same measures but somehow that don't have that particular softness... more springy but not so soft.
What brand of idli-rice do you use?

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