URAD DAL - 1 CUP
firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup urad dal for 4 hour
SOAKED URAD DAL
drain off the water and transfer to blender or grinder
BLEND - SMOOTH
blend to smooth and fluffy batter adding water as required.
URAD DAL BATTER
transfer the batter to a large bowl. keep aside
IDLI RAVA - 2 CUP
now in another bowl take 2 cup idli rava. if you have used a grinder to blend urad dal, then add 3 cups of idli rava as urad dal batter will be very soft.
RINSE & CLEAN
rinse the idli rava with enough water and drain off the water. if you do not have idli rava then check out idli with raw rice recipe.
RINSE & CLEAN -3 TIMES
repeat this for 2 or 3 times or till water runs clean
squeeze off water from idli rava and add to urad dal batter
mix well making sure rava and urad dal are combined well.
FERMENT - 8 HOURS
now cover and rest in warm place for 8-10 hours or till the batter ferments and doubles
SALT - 1 TSP
add 1 tsp salt to the batter and mix gently without disturbing the air pockets
GREASE IDLI PLATE
now grease the idli plate with oil
scoop the batter into idli plate greased with oil
STEAM - 10 MINUTES
place in steamer and steam for 10 minutes on medium flame or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
READY TO EAT
finally, soft idli recipe is ready to serve along with chutney and sambar