One of the healthy and stomach filling breakfast of all time is idly. But many of the beginners have a lot of issues making soft fluffy idlis. so let me share you the secret and the exact easy working idea to make a good idly that will melt the heart to your loved ones.
Soaking time: 4hrs
Grinding time : 1hr
- 5 cups Idly rice
- 1 cup urad dal
- 3tbs vendhayam(fenugeek or methi seeds)
- salt as required
Here is the secret proportion.
5cups of idly rice means you should take one cup urad dal .
Always maintain this proportion to make soft idlies.
Wash the 5cups of rice thoroughly and add water to it and soak for 4 hrs.
wash urad dal and add 3tablespoons of vendhayam and soak them for 4hrs.
- Urad dal grinding:
First take soaked urad dal and put in the grinder and add a little of water to grind initially.
Then as it grinds the paste becomes thick in around 10 mins now add some-more water and continue grinding and then as grinding continues check at regular intervals and add water to make it in batter consistency.
Note: if u add the required water initially itself means the urad dal batter wont come puffy. Only the batter that comes out puffy gives soft idlies or dosa. The dal i used is Udhayam urad dal.
now transfer the batter into a bowl or storage container.
- Rice grinding:
Now put in the rice in the grinder and approx it takes 30 mins to come in smooth paste. you can add a cup of water initially and allow it to grind. Unlike urad dal we can add water initially itself .
Check while grinding for consistency and remove batter . Do not let it become a complete paste.
Add this rice batter to the dal batter and add 2tbs of salt and knead it well.
Now allow it to ferment for 8hrs.
Batter is ready . You can refrigerate and can use it for 5 days.
HOW TO MAKE IDLI:
pour the batter into the idli moulds
Steam cook for 10-15 mins
Turn off the gas.
scoop idlis from the moulds and serve hot these soft idlis. Tastes better with kara or coconut chutney.
Batter Can be used both for dosa and idli.