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mallige idli recipe | kushboo idli | how to make soft rice idli

easy mallige idli recipe | kushboo idli | how to make soft rice idli
Course Breakfast
Cuisine karnataka
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Fermentation Time 8 hours
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 35 idli


  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 1 cup poha / aval / avalakki / flattened rice thick
  • 2 cup idli rice or sona masuri rice
  • water for soaking
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for greasing


  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup urad dal and 1 cup poha.
  • soak for 4 hours adding enough water.
  • in another bowl soak 2 cup idli rice and soak for 5 hours.
  • drain off the water and transfer urad dal - poha into the blender.
  • blend to smooth and fluffy batter adding water as required.
  • transfer the urad dal batter to a large mixing bowl.
  • in the blender take soaked idli rice, make sure to drain off the water completely.
  • blend to slightly coarse paste as of rava texture.
  • transfer the rice batter to the same mixing bowl.
  • mix well, making sure the batter is 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.
  • now grease the idli plate with oil.
  • scoop the batter into idli plate greased with oil.
  • place in steamer and steam for 12 minutes on medium flame or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • finally, soft mallige idli / kushboo idli is ready to be served along with chutney and sambar.