Easy soft Idli / How to make soft Idli recipe

Idli is one healthy and popular breakfast or dinner option in India.  A single idli provides you with 2 gms of dietary fiber and 8 gms of carbohydrates. Urad dal used in making idlis are a high source of omega-3 making it ideal for vegetarians and vegans alike. 


Rice – 2 cups

Urad dal – 1 cup

Cooked rice – 1/2 cup

Salt as needed

water as needed


Soak rice in a bowl for 4-6 hours.

In a separate bowl, soak urad dal for 4-6 hours.

Grind urad dal with small amounts of water to a fine paste. Transfer this to a bowl.

Grind the raw rice with small amounts of water. When it is almost ground, add cooked rice and grind again. Now transfer this to a fine urad dal paste. Add salt. Keep this overnight to ferment.

If you are living in cold weather, you can keep the batter in oven to keep it warm (keep the oven light on).

Pour this to idli moulds and steam.

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