How To Make Satvic Idli At Home | 5 Min Homemade Food Recipe


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Idlis are one of the healthiest Indian snacks. They originated in southern and eastern India. Idlis are soft, fluffy, and delicious- almost like a rice cake. They are prepared with fermented rice and dal. Fermentation does take time, but cooking idlis is quite easy and quick. Idlis can be served with coconut chutney, Satvic sambhar, or any other sauce or chutney you choose.

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1 cup white urad dal, 3 cups idli rice, 2 teaspoons salt (optional)

idli recipe by satvic foods

Steps to follow

  1. Wash the urad dal only once and soak it in water. Soak it for 2 hours. 
  2. Wash the rice efficiently and soak it in tap or filtered water in a separate bowl. Soak it for 4-5 hours. 
  3. Use a wet grinder to grind the daal. While grinding, add some cold water in batches. Grind the dal for 30-40 minutes until the paste is smooth and fluffy.
  4. Now grind the rice for about 10-12 minutes. While grinding, add some cold water in batches. Grind the dal and rice separately.
  5. In a big vessel, mix the two pastes to form the batter. Mix it using your hands until it is well combined. 
  6. Cover the lid and leave the batter for fermentation. It will take about 8-10 hours. 
  7. After fermentation, the batter will be thicker. Please note that it will look soft and fluffy and will have increased in quantity.
  8. Add salt and mix. Do not overmix. The batter should have ribbon-like consistency. Important Reminder: If the batter is too thick, add some water.     
  9. Grease idli molds with oil and pours the batter. Fill the mold only up to ¾. Also, please do not fill up to the brim as the idli will rise on cooking.  
  10. Steam the idlis on a medium flame for 8-10 minutes. 
  11. Allow it to cool down before removing it from the mold. 
  12. Serve the fresh idlis with coconut chutney or sambhar.

    Tips or Benefits of Idli

    You can still make idlis if you don’t have a wet grinder. Before fermentation, mix the batter using your hands. Move your hand in one direction in circles and mix the batter for 10-15 minutes until it turns soft and fluffy. Besides being tasty, idlis are a source of quality carbs. This South Indian food is easy to digest, as they are low in calories and filling.


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