Saturday, June 6, 2015

Rice Idli Recipe - How To Make Soft Fluffy Idlis

Here is authentic fluffy soft idli recipe. I used both sona massori and basmati rice, can be replaced with any regular rice or parboiled rice.

Time: 20 minutes + fermentation time
Yield: 40-50 idlis 


2 cup Basmati Rice or Sona Masoori Rice or any white Rice
1/2 cup White Urad Dal

1/4 cup Flattened Rice/Poha
1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
Water as required
Salt to taste
Oil to apply to the idli moulds

1. Wash and soak urad dal with methi seeds for 5-6 hours.

2. Also Wash and soak rice with flattened rice for 5-6 hours.

3. Drain urad dal, reserve water. Grind the urad dal, methi seeds till smooth batter. While grinding use reserved water as required.

4. Grind rice and flattened rice to smooth batter. 

5. In large bowl mix both batter with salt, cover and let the batter ferment for 8-9 hours or until batter become double in size and rise.

6. Gently mix the batter. Grease the idli moulds. 

7. Pour the batter in the idli moulds and steam for 10-12 mins or until the idlis are done.

8. Serve hot idlis with coconut chutney and sambar.

1. Keep remaining batter in the refrigerator.

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