Make soft and fluffy idli without soaking rice and dal for long hours

Idli with sambar and chutney. Photo: Shutterstock/SAM THOMAS A

Idli and dosa adorn the prime positions among the popular breakfast dishes in India. They taste delicious when they are served with thick coconut chutney and flavourful sambar. However, making the idli batter is a long process that requires soaking of rice and urad dal for at least 6 hours, then grinding them to a smooth batter and leaving the batter to rise overnight. Some people might even forget to soak these ingredients, forcing them to make last minute changes to the breakfast menu. In such instances, you could try this easy recipe where you could make soft and tasty idlis without soaking rice and urad dal for long hours. Check out the recipe here.

2 cups roasted rice flour
1 cup urad dal powder
2 cups flattened rice
½ tsp salt
4 ½ cups water

Mix rice flour, urad dal powder, flattened rice, salt and water in a big bowl
Grind these in a mixer jar
Keep the batter aside for at least eight hours
Grease the idli mould with some oil
Pour the batter in them
Steam for ten minutes
Soft idlis are ready
You could make crispy dosa too with the same batter.

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