Soaking Time : 5 -6 hours
Grinding Time : 25 -30 minutes each
|Quantity||Ingredients for Soft Idli Batter|
|4 cup||Idli Rice|
|1 cup||Skinless black gram (urad dal)|
|1/2 cup||Sago / Javvarisi|
Step 1 ) Wash and soak rice, dal ,sago and fenugreek seeds in water for minimum 5 -6 hours.
Step 2) Drain the water and add the urad dhal and fenugreek together to a grinder and grind it until soft and fluffy, it takes approximately 25 -30 minutes , sprinkle some water while grinding if required. Keep it separate in a bowl.
Step 3) Similarly drain the water and add together the soaked rice and javvarisi to the same grinder and grind it until soft and 90% done, it takes approximately 30 - 35 minutes , sprinkle some water while grinding if required.
Step 4) Add required salt and mix both the batter well with the help of your hand. The batter doubles in sizes when fermented, make sure there is enough space for it to raise .
Let it ferment for 8 hours, if you live in cold reign then keep the batter inside the oven with the light ON. Fermented batter looks light and nicely aerated.
Step 5) Gently mix the batter and pour it on to a idli plate greased with oil. Once the water steams place the idli plate inside the idli cooker and steam for 8 - 10 minutes.
Once done let it slightly before taking from the idli plate.
Our soft and spongy idlis are ready to be served with a side of chutney and sambar , a cup of hot filter coffee tastes heavenly. Please so try this recipe and share it with your friends and family.
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