Idlis are steamed rice cakes.
- 2 cups Rice
- 1 cup Urad Daal (white)
- 11/2 tbsp Salt
- A pinch of Baking Soda
- Oil (for greasing the pans)
Pick, wash and soak the rice and daal overnight or for 8 hours.
Grind rice coarsely in a blender.
Grind the daal into a smooth and forthy paste.
Now mix the grinded rice and daal together into a batter.
Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
Idlis are ready to be cooked when the batter is well fermented.
Grease the idle holder or pan well and fill each of thm with 3/4th full of batter.
Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.
Use a butter knife to remove the idlis.
Serve them with sambhar or chutney.
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