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.