- White Urad daal – half a cup
- Yellow Mong daal – half a cup
- Fresh ginger-1 blob
- Fresh cilantro- quarter bunch
- Green chilly chopped (optional)
- Asafoetida-1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon fennel and cumin seeds
- Fruit salts (1 teaspoon) optional
Step 1: Wash half a cup of yellow and white Urad daal and soak in a deep bowl in a cup of water for 1 hour .
Step 2 : Next Grind to a smooth lump free paste in a superior quality mixer grinder and keep aside .
Step 3. Pre heat your oven at 180 degrees C for 10 minutes and shut it . Place the batter in a deep bowl to ferment overnight in the pre heated oven . Let it ferment the whole night and next day around 4.30-5 pm its ready to use . ( I am afraid my phone got hung and I am unable to retrieve all my images taken )
Step 4: Add a small blob of chopped ginger, a teaspoon of cumin , fennel , asafoetida (very important for a healthy digestion especially for Gerd / IBS etc ) , salt to taste , chopped green chilly (optional and best avoided for Gerd / hptlori ) and a small bulb of chopped fresh cilantro and mix well . Add a teaspoon of fruit salts which make it fluffy and soft on steaming. Avoid if you don’t have it . (So sorry but no images as my phone got hung . )
Step 5: Steaming : Now its time to steam the batter in a idli steamer as in the image . Add a dash of oil to the steamer plates so it does not stick . Layer one on top of another and insert into a pressure cooker . Add 1.5 cup water and steam with the lid on for 25 minutes (with no whistle ) until it’s cooked through.
Step 6: Once it’s done gently open the cooker as per cooker package instructions . Let the idlis cool . Gently remove with a sharp knife . Serve hot with either ready made chutney powder or Sambhar (spicy lentil curry, recipe on the blog ) , dig into your gratifying low carb dinner, bon appetite .
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