It’s been too long I had idlis last time… Wanted to use my idli stand but somehow, I feel it’s useless forever! Hubby doesn’t like idlis much n so I don’t prefer to make for myself… :( This time, he agreed to have idlis as he had it in previous week n he enjoyed. I thought of giving a twist to my idlis as I don’t get an opportunity often :P
Used my favorite kaali dal (urad dal with skin on it) and believe me, it was a successful experiment. Hubby enjoyed it on breakfast plate too :) Woooohooooo… I finally am using my idli maker!!!
3 cups Idli Rice
1 cup Urad Dal (with skin)
1 cup Beaten Rice (Poha)
Water, as required
Salt, to taste
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Wash rice and urad dal and soak them separately in plenty of water for 5-6 hours.
- Add washed poha to rice vessel too at the same time.
- Grind them to make a smooth paste by using water as required.
- Add both the batters in a big vessel and mix them well.
- Mix salt in it and keep it at some hot place for overnight fermentation.
- After that, grease the idli stand and pour a ladle of batter to moulds.
- Steam it for 9-10 mins (or 4 mins if using microwave one)
- Let it stand for a min in moulds and scoop them out using a spoon.
- Serve hot with sambhar or chutney!
- I served it with my favorite Pickle Masala! Also, sambhaar or coconut chutney can be prepared.
- This batter should not be too thick or thin. Be careful while adding water in grinding.
- You can use the same proportion of skinless urad dal to replace the skin one here.
Hi Shruti. we use whole urad dal but without the skin. With skin makes it healthier I guess and gives a nice color to the idlis too. Nice recipe.
Absolutely, Namrata! I generally use without skin one only, but wanted a different color, which might make hubby like it :P
This looks so good :) I have to put my idling maker to work too. ;)