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How to make Soft Idli ?

How to make Soft Idli ?
Idli is a healthy, oil-free, traditional South Indian breakfast. Rice is staple grain of South India. Idli is prepared with Rice and Urad dal. Idli is also called as Rice Cake. The secret behind soft Idli lies in making of  Idli batter. Idli batter prepared with right ingredients, grinded to soft texture with enough water and proper fermentation plays a key role in making soft Idli. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian traditional breakfast Idli.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15-20 mins
Yields: 16 Idli

How to make Soft Idli ?

Soft Idli preparation with step by step pictures:

How to make Soft Idli ?

  • Use Idli vessel for preparing Idli instead of using cooker.
  • Pour enough water required for cooking Idli in Idli vessel. (Picture 1)
  • Cover the Idli plates with white damp cotton cloth. This helps in keeping Idli soft even hours after cooking. (Picture 3). If there is no cloth, then lightly coat idli plates with oil or cooking spray.
  • Carefully pour the Idli batter on Idli plates and place the Idli plates inside vessel.(Picture 4)
  • Cook it in medium flame till you sense the smell of Idli or till the idli is puffed. For newbies, to check whether Idli is cooked insert a tooth pick or spoon in middle of Idli.If it comes clean, then the Idli is cooked.(Picture 5)
  • Remove the Idli plates from Idli vessel and place it on a big plate. Carefully remove the Idli plate and wait for a minute.(Picture 6)
  • Sprinkle water on top of the cloth and carefully remove Idli from the Cloth.(Picture 7)
  • Soft Idli is ready to eat. Repeat the steaming process for making more idli
You tube video for removing Idli from Cloth:
For Idli batter preparation, Click the link below:

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