NMOT: Nam Mane Oota Tindi


Idli is a traditional breakfast made in every south Indian household. Idli can be made in two ways, one is using idli rice and the other is using idli rava. Here I am sharing the recipe using Idli rice.

Idli Batter
  1. Wash and soak rice and urad dal + methi seeds separately for 5-6 hours.
  2. Grind Urad dal & methi seeds till you get a smooth & fluffy batter. (approx. about 35-45 minutes in wet grinder)
  3. Remove Urad dal batter to a bowl and keep aside.
  4. Grind rice to smooth batter.
  5. Mix Urad dal & rice batters together in a large bowl.
  6. Cover & let the batter ferment for 8-9 hours.
  7. After fermentation, add salt & mix well.
Steaming Idlis
  1. On medium flame, bring enough water to boil in an idli steamer.
  2. Grease the idli moulds with oil/ghee.
  3. Pour the batter in the moulds and place them in steamer once water starts boiling.
  4. Cook in medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until idlis are done.
  5. Remove the idlis from mould using spoon.
  6. Serve the steaming hot idlis with a spoon of ghee and chutney/sambar.

Nam Mane Oota Tindi

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