Steamed rice and lentil cake made with fermented batter and perfect for breakfast or any meal.
Soak and immerse the rice, split black gram (urad dal )and fenugreek seeds in water overnight
Grind the rice to a fine paste with a little water in a wet grinder
Pour the batter into a container
Next grind the split black gram (urad dal ), fenugreek and cooked rice to a fine paste
Pour this batter into the same container containing the rice batter
Add salt and mix well
Keep it covered in a humid or warm place for fermenting
After about 6 to 8 hours the batter will ferment and rise up
Fill water in the idli cooker and bring it to a boil.
Add the batter to the circular compartments coated with a little oil in the idli steaming plates .
Arrange the idli stand with the batter in the steaming plates , close the lid and steam.
The steam starts giving out a whistling sound as it is getting cooked.After about 15 to 20 minutes the idlis will be cooked.
Let it cool down for about 10 minutes. Take out the idli plates from the steamer.Gently scoop out the idlis with a spoon and transfer into a serving bowl.
Serve with coconut or tomato chutney , sambar or chutney powder.