FAIL PROOF IDLI & DOSA BATTER , Prepared in Mixer Grinder. Make Soft , fluffy and perfect Idlis, crispy Dosa, Uttapams and many more dishes from same batter.
How about making South Indian breakfast dishes like Idli, Dosa, Uttapam, Appe from same batter? Checkout here the detailed post for my version of fermented batter to make perfect South Indian dishes with so ease…
Don’t forget to checkout the yummy and very very essential Chutney recipes and Idli Podi recipe to serve with Idli, Dosa and almost every south Indian Snacks …
What kind of rice to use?
But the most important part is Time. You simply cannot rush the fermentation process; overnight is usually better (at least 8 to 10 hours), but if it is extremely hot and humid where you live, the batter may be ready in 5 to 6 hours.
The literal process to follow for perfect idli/dosa batter is Soak, grind, ferment and ready…
Traditionally, rice and dal are soaked and ground separately, then mixed together, and allowed to ferment. A wet stone grinder is the best tool for this job. No doubt even a powerful blender can do the job equally well.
Actually according to me there is no reason why you cannot soak and grind the rice and dal together. In fact, it makes totally practical given our busy schedules.
Once you have a smooth, thick batter, pour it into a container with enough room to allow it to rise. I always add salt only after fermentation, but some people say it doesn’t matter when you add salt, before or after fermentation. But if you live in a very cold region, only then add salt before fermentation.
Rice Lentil batter is very useful in making many dishes like Idli, Dosa , Uttapam, Appe etc. Idli and Dosa are weekly affair at my home. My family including my little one is very fond of these south indian dishes.
Checkout the Video recipe here..
- 1 cup Urad Whole ( Even Urad Dal can be used)
- 2 cups Idli Rice
- 1 cup Raw Rice
- 1 tsp Dry Fenugreek Seeds
- 1/2 cup Poha (Flattened Rice)
First mix all the ingredients except Poha, and wash properly. Wash till water comes Clean. Allow it to soak with plenty of water for at least 7-8 hrs or overnight.
There is also a way to soak everything seperately , grind and then mix all well. Actually i never tried that way. I always make Idli Dosa batter like this only and always Result comes very very spongy Idli and Crispy Perfect Dosa.
Soak Poha after wash .. Allow it to rest for 45 mins to 1 hour.
Now,Remove water from dal rice mixture, if it has more than a glass . Add soaked Poha and grind this soaked dal rice in a grinder or mixer. Don’t Add much water while grinding. Batter should be thick enough.
Now take this batter to a wide and big container , Cover it and keep in a warm and dry place for fermentation at least for 7-8 hrs or overnight.
You can store this batter in refrigerator for a day or two. I use only for 48 hrs. Fermented items never store for long period. Use as required . Add salt and water only when use.
Enjoy this batter in many ways .. hope it be helpful to all friends..
Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂