This recipe is for some people who don’t know how to make soft iddlis.There are some who really dont know,the measurements or the ratio of rice to be used.So these are particularly for them.
1 cup urad dhal(black gram dal or ulundu)
3+1/2 cup boiled rice(iddli rice)
1/2 cup white rice
1 tsp.fenugreek seeds
Handful of poha (beaten rice flakes (white).
Sea salt 2 tblsp.
Soak all these ingredients for two to three hours,and grind well.
NOTE:If you are using a grinder,grind all together with enough water.(you needn’t pour extra water before steaming).The consistency should not be thick.Mix in salt and allow to ferment for 5-6 hours.steam in iddli moulds.
If you are using a mixer or blender grind in little quantities.
Some use bicarbonate of soda to the iddli batter which i will not suggest to be used.This batter produces really good and soft spongy iddlis.You could make crispy dosas too with the same batter.
Traditional type iddlis are ground with a little pepper,cummin seeds,and a tblsp. of sesame oil(which makes the iddlis soft).
Serve with sambar and chutney.