Ingredients for the batter
- Idli rice/Salem rice/Boiled rice – 3 cups
- White round urad dal – 1/2 cup ( varies as per the quality of dal)
- Methi seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Water & salt – as needed
- Generally rice has to soaked for minimum 2-3 hours.Dal should be soaked for 1 hour.If u use methi seeds,always soak it along with urad dal for minimum 1.5-2 hours because the quantity of methi seeds will double only if it soaks properly.It gives softness to idli.First recommended thing for batter fermentation is to mix the batter using ur hands.
- Add 1/4 tsp of baking soda or baking powder to the ground batter and then ferment. It will help the batter to raise well in harsh cold conditions.Allow at least 8 – 12 hours to ferment.