Idli | How to make soft idli

  • Yield: 32
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 11:10 h
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m

Idli recipe

Healthy and comfortable breakfast

Idli is a traditional breakfast item of south India. We prepare it with urd dal and rice. The perfect combination for idli is with chutney. You can check my 8 + chutney recipe collection. In Kerala we used to serve it with Sambar. Other traditional recipes are puttum kadalayum,vellayappam,upma,ragi ila ada,idiyappam,Palappam,oats upma,oats kozhukkattai,greengram dosa etc…Hope you all will like this recipes.


  • 2 cup of Half boiled rice(Pachari)
  • 1 cup of urd dal
  • 1/4 cup of Boiled rice
  • 1/4 spn. of Fenugreek seeds
  • Salt to taste


Step 01

Wash and soak Pachari,fenugreek seeds and boiled rice for 6-8 hours. Soak urd dal separately.(6-8 hours)

Step 02

Grind the mix into a smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Mix both rice and urd dal batter.

Step 03

Keep aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.

Step 04

Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes.

Step 05

Healthy idlis are ready. Goes well with tomato chutney and mint chutney.

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