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Idly is one of the recipe most popoular in south of India. Because we dont use oil, and it is steam cooked, they are healthy too. Generally they prefer to feed their baby with idly because it is not only healthy but soft too.

In South India, almost all hotels/restaurants have idly on their breakfast menu. And the recipe of soft idly is as follows.

( Thou the preparation method is same, i have given the ingredient in different combination, hoping that it would be helpful for some.)

Ingredients :

(For grinding in Mixi )

Idly rice - 2 cups (Ponni rice if possible)
Urid dal - 1 cup
cooked rice - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds(Methi) - 1/4 tsp
Salt - To taste


(For grinding in grinder)

Raw or boiled rice or Idly rice - 4 cups
Urid dal - 1 cup
Fenugreek Seeds ( Methi ) - 2 tsp
Salt - To taste


But in places like UK and US thou we were getting raw rice and boiled rice, now they stopped the export of rice and it is really difficult to get those rice here.

So instead of raw or boiled rice, we can use Basmati rice.

Basmati Rice - 2 cup
Urid Dhal - 1 cup
Fenugreek Seeds ( Menthi ) - 1 tsp#
Salt - To taste

Preparation :
* Soak rice and Methi together in water for about 5-6 hours.
* Soak urud dal in water for 3 1/2 hours.
* Drain the water from urud dal and grind it in mixie with little water.
* Fine grind it until the mixture is frothy. Keep aside
* Now drain water from soaked rice and methi.
* Grind these along with cooked rice and little water in mixie.
* Now mix the ground items and add salt.
* Allow it to ferment for 16 - 18 hours.
* Then pour the idly mixture on to the idly plates and close the lid and steam cook on high for 10 - 15 mins.

Wow.......Idly is now ready so serve it with any kind of Chutney or Sambar.

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