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Basic batter for idli
By : Uma Devi Ramachandra
Category : Rice, South indian, Steamed recipes, Nuts and seeds, Basic recipes
Servings : 40
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Soak the dal and both the rices for 5 to 6 hours along with methi seeds
  2. Grind the dal-rice mixture till we get a fine, thick and fluffy paste
  3. Add salt and keep overnight in a warm place to ferment.
  4. The next day morning add soda (as mentioned in the ingredients) and water to make batter to prepare idli (need not be very thick like rawa idli batter)
  5. Prepare idli in greased idli plates
3 & 1/2cups - boiled rice
1/2 cup - raw rice
1 cup - urad dal (dehusked)
1/4 tsp - methi seeds
baking soda (2 pinches for every 1/5th quantity of prepared batter)
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