Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Idli rice or Ponni boiled rice - 4 cups
Urad dhal -1 cup
Methi seeds ( fenugreek ) - 1 tsp
Salt as per taste.

  • Wash the rice and methi seeds. Soak it together in water for about 5 to 6 hours.
  • Wash the urad dhal and soak in water for 3 to 5 hours.
  • Drain the water from urad dhal and grind it in grinder with water.Grind the daal into a smooth and forthy paste. keep aside.
  • Now drain the water from soaked rice and methi.Grind it coarsely.
  • Now mix the grinded rice and daal together into a batter.
  • Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
  • The next day, mix the batter well and pour well in greased idli plates and steam for 10 minutes or until done.
  • Use a knife or spoon to remove the idlis.
  • Now idly Ready.

serve idli with sambar or chutney.