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Soft Idli Recipe

 Soft Idli Recipe

Idli Sambhar is very Popular  Healthy BREAKFAST dish in all over the india. idli   is tempting and healthy South Indian dish Rich in protein and carbohydrate. There are variety of ldli, oats idli, rava idli, ragi idli.

 Soft Idli Recipe, Idli making  is very easy to make- in a microwave, without an idli stand .

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Today we making Soft Idli Recipe with the step by step pictorial Recipe. This idli made in traditional way from normal rice with tips

Soft Idli Recipe


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1 Cup Urad Dal

4 Cups Idly Rice Or normal rice

1 tbsp Fenugreek seeds (optional)

½ Cup Cooked Rice or Poha

Oil (For Greasing)



Take Normal Rice (Pachari) or Idli Rice. Clean and wash in 2-3 water.

Wash Urad dal in 2-3 water.

Soak the rice  in a sufficient of water in 6-8 hours

Soak the urad dal 4-5 hours.

Drain the rice and with little water, grind them to a coarse paste in the mixer.also drain the dal  again adding water little by little,

Now add cooked rice and grind it to a fine paste.

 Mix together the , cooked rice paste, rice paste and lentil paste. Add in salt. This batter should be of thick dropping consistency.

Keep the batter in a warm place for overnight for fermentation.

Next day Gently mix the batter once. Do not overmix.( do not make idli’s If your batter are not ferminate  just wait for 2-3 hours more)

Soft Idli Recipe

Grease idli mould with  a little oil on each of the idli mould.

Prehated idli steamer / stand with 2 cup of water.

Now Drop spoonfuls of batter in each mould. Place the idli stand in the steamer and close.

Steam idli on  steamer on low for 10 minutes. Open the steamer carefully and check the idli by inserting a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, idli is done.

Soft Idli Recipe

Remove the idlis from the mould with a knife and serve with coconut chutney and Sambar.


Grind urad dal very fine paste.

Cooked rice make your idli soft and spongy, so do not skip this step.

10-12 hours Fermentation is very important .

You can make dosas from unfermented batter.

If you batter is thin, just add fine semolina or Poha in it .



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