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how to make soft idli recipe | idli batter recipe | soft idli with wet grinder

easy how to make soft idli recipe | idli batter recipe | soft idli with wet grinder
Course Breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Keyword how to make soft idli recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Fermentation Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 326kcal


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 2 cup idli rice
  • water for soaking and grinding
  • 2 tsp salt


  • firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup urad dal for 2 hours.
  • also, soak 2 cup idli rice for hours.
  • after, 1 hour of soaking of urad dal, drain off the water and transfer to the grinder.
  • grind for 45 minutes adding water as required. use urad dal soaked water for grinding, as it helps in fermentation.
  • scrape the sides and grind until the batter turns soft and fluffy.
  • transfer the batter to a large vessel and keep it aside.
  • in the same grinder add soaked rice and grind.
  • grind to a coarse paste adding water as required.
  • transfer the rice batter to the same vessel.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined. mixing the batter with hand helps to aid fermentation.
  • cover and ferment in a warm place for 8 hours.
  • the batter is well fermented when it has doubled in volume.
  • mix the batter gently, without disturbing the air pockets.
  • add 2 tsp salt and mix gently.
  • grease the idli plate with oil and pour the batter.
  • steam the idli for 10 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • finally, enjoy soft idli with chutney and sambar.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg