#idali recipe

Here is my recipe for making Idalis with my tips and tricks. South Indian members please correct me and add your tips to this thread if you have any. Soak 3/4 Cup Sabudana 1 Cup Urad Dal 3 Cups Idali Rice soak separately. In Sabudana ( sago) add less than half a cup water ( half of 3/4th cup) Rice and Dal soak separately in lots of water. They should more than submerge in water. Soak all the ingredients overnight if possible or at least for more than 6 hours to 8 hours. Grind Sabudana first and do not throw any water add to a large container with a lid where you want to keep the batter for fermentation. Drain Urad dal and grind it with about one cup of ice-cold water so it will not heat up in the mixer. Use less than one cup of water too much water is not good for proper fermentation and add to the fermentation container Then drain rice flour and again with ice-cold water grind it in three to four batches again use only one cup of ice-cold water. Again, add to the fermentation container. Add in the salt and mix the batter well with hands. It is important that you mix the batter really well at this stage. Allow the idli batter to ferment for 8-10 hours. It might take longer if you live in a cold place. Again, mix the idli batter well after it has fermented and store it in the refrigerator and use it within the next 3 days. When the Idalis is done test - d)a pinch before you steam the Idalis. Steaming Idlis is easy. Add water in a steamer, oil your Idali Patra. Add the dove gently and steam. Do not over steam Idalis for softer Idalis. Usually, after the steamer is boiling rapidly it will take 6 to 8 Minutes for the Idalis to cook. When the Idalis is done test - very important. After 6 minutes of steaming Idalis, insert a fork of Knife in one of the Idalis, If there is no batter sticking to your fork then the Idalis is🥰🥰🥰 done. Another trick for not breaking the Idalis is keep them undisturbed for 4 to 5 minutes and then spoon them out. What I have done, since I am impatient, I have two Idali stands and one steamer. So I take out one stand and put in another stand immediately. So I don't have to wait for them to cool down. Just a suggestion.