Idlis In The Us


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Idlis are so easy in India but after coming to the us we faced a lot of problems, tried a lot of recipes but this is the only one worked all the time.

making time:
soaking time: 2- 3 hours
grinding: 20 minutes
fermenting: 7-8 hours
steaming: 7-8 minutes per round.
makes: 50-55 idlis

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Idlis In The Us recipe - How to make Idlis In The Us

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2 1/2 cups sona masoori rice (chawal)
1 cup converted rice [uncle Ben's] brand
1 1/4 cups urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1 tsp curds (dahi)

  1. Having soaked both rice and dal separately, wash well with plenty of water.
  2. Grind dal to a very fine paste.
  3. Grind rice till fine grains are left (like very fine semolina).
  4. Mix both rice and dal together after grinding.
  5. Salt, a teaspoon of yogurt and beat well.
  6. Add a little water if necessary.
  7. The batter should be fairly thick.
  8. Cover and keep aside for 7-8 hours, undisturbed.
  9. To make idlies, do not beat the batter again.
  10. Spoon batter onto an idli stand.
  11. Heat water in idli cooker, and place stand in.
  12. Steam for 5-7 minutes.
  13. Insert a clean matchstick (back end) or a skewer.
  14. The skewer should come out clean if the idlis are done.

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This recipe was contributed by suepats on 30 Jun 2001

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