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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Homemade Instant Idli Mix


For fourth day of blogging Marathon # 10, here is a homemade instant mix for idlis. To be honest, I don't prefer to use store brought instant mixes especially for idlis since I know how to make amazing idlis from scratch. (No bragging there, I do make awesome idlis being a south Indian. :)) However I assure you that this homemade recipe works though I would not call it a substitute for regular fermented batter idlis. It is a very convenient one for novice cooks, bachelors and other busy bodies. The idlis come out good and are pretty decent ones compared to commercial brands.

Ingredients:
Urad dal flour - 1 measure
Idli rava - 2 measures
Salt to taste
Baking soda, as needed

Method:
Mix everything and store it in a jar.
When you plan to make idlis, add water to the mix and prepare a slightly thick batter (regular idli batter consistency.) Leave it to rest for 5 minutes and then prepare idlis using the batter as usual.


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Comments

16 comments:

Srivalli said...

Now that is really really super fast!!..love your ideas Suma..and I believe you when you say you make awesome regular idles..I might invite myself someday..:))

kitchen queen said...

lovely and delicious soft idlis.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Shouldn't we add yeast for fermentation. Can you please clarify my doubt?

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow luv this idea..sure will give it a try

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds new to me....
looks perfect and thx. for sharing :)

Priya said...

Excellent and definitely a handy instant mix, thanks for sharing..

Aarthi said...

delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..

Do visit my blog too
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Harini said...

very handy indeed! But I never had to ever rely on instant mixes for idlis (touch wood!). I prepare with whole urad and anything other than that would be always commented upon by my family :)

Kurryleaves said...

looks perfect ...thanks for sharing ...

R said...

cool and handy recipe! my friend makes it the same way, i think she adds baking soda....

Suma Gandlur said...

Gayathri, I have added baking soda. I have never tried adding yeast.

Alpana said...

Awesome idea........Bookmarked.

Devi said...

Please tell the measure for baking soda.

Priyanka said...

What is idli rava?? Is it the fine semolina or powdered rice

Suma Gandlur said...

Priyanka, idli rava is available at Indian grocers. I am not sure but I think it is coarsely ground parboiled rice.

Anonymous said...

Thumps up,! Love your blog for dishing out very simple recipes with great outcome
happy blogging

Rithika