A very quick and easy recipe for making instant soft idlis. It is a good alternative for those who want to avoid rice and fermented food.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 55minutes
1.25cupsemolina(sooji - use a coarse form). I have used the cup used for baking purpose.
saltas per taste
oilfor greasing idli mould and for applying on idlis
Take semolina in a bowl. (use the same cup to measure semolina, curd and water). The cup size can vary but the proportion remains the same i.e. semolina:curd:water is 1.25:1:1. I have used the cup used for measuring baking ingredients.
Add curd, asafoetida (hing) , baking soda and salt to it.
Now add water and mix it well to make batter. Cover and let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
Put water to boil in the steamer. Grease the idli mould and pour a ladle full of batter into each mould.
Place the idli mould in the steamer and cover and cook it for 8-10 minutes. Remove the stand and let it cool. Brush the top of the idlis with oil while they are cooling in the stand.
Cool and unmould the idlis and serve them hot. They are super soft.
Just be careful with the proportions of the ingredients while making batter.The proportion of Semolina:curd:water is 1.25:1:1