how to make idli

idli recipe | how to make idli | soft idli recipe | idli with idli rava

easy idli recipe | how to make idli | soft idli recipe | idli with idli rava
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
resting time 8 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 idli
Author Hebbars Kitchen


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 2 cup idli rava / rice rava / cream of rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil to grease


  • firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup urad dal for 4 hours.
  • drain off the water and transfer to blender or grinder.
  • blend to smooth and fluffy batter adding water as required.
  • transfer the batter to a large bowl. keep aside.
  • now in another bowl take 2 cup idli rava.
  • rinse the idli rava with enough water and drain off the water.
  • 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.
  • now cover and rest in warm place for 8-10 hours or till the batter ferments and doubles.
  • after 8 hours, batter doubles indicating well fermented with air pockets present.
  • add 1 tsp salt to the batter and mix gently without disturbing the air pockets.
  • scoop the batter into idli plate greased with oil.
  • place in steamer and steam for 10 minutes on medium flame or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • finally, soft idli recipe are ready to serve along with chutney and sambar.