URAD DAL - 1 CUP

firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup urad dal for 4 hour

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SOAKED URAD DAL

drain off the water and transfer to blender or grinder

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BLEND - SMOOTH

blend to smooth and fluffy batter adding water as required.

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URAD DAL BATTER

transfer the batter to a large bowl. keep aside

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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.

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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.

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RINSE & CLEAN -3 TIMES

repeat this for 2 or 3 times or till water runs clean

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SQUEEZE RAVA

squeeze off water from idli rava and add to urad dal batter

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THICK BATTER

mix well making sure rava and urad dal are combined well.

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FERMENT - 8 HOURS

now cover and rest in warm place for 8-10 hours or till the batter ferments and doubles

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SALT - 1 TSP

add 1 tsp salt to the batter and mix gently without disturbing the air pockets

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GREASE IDLI PLATE

now grease the idli plate with oil

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IDLI BATTER

scoop the batter into idli plate greased with oil

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STEAM - 10 MINUTES

place in steamer and steam for 10 minutes on medium flame or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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READY TO EAT

finally, soft idli recipe is ready to serve along with chutney and sambar

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