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Mixer or Blender Idli

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 kg batter
Author Hema Magesh


  • 1.5 cups Idli rice
  • 1/3 cup urad dhall
  • few grains fenugreek seeds
  • 1/8 cup poha/beaten rice
  • salt as needed
  • water as needed


  • Wash and soak the rice and poha seperately . Soak the urad dhal with the fenugreek seeds in the refrigerator. Soak them all for atleast 2 hours .
  • Grind the urad dhal and the poha together to a nice paste. Keeping the urad dhal in the fridge ensures that the mixer does not get heated up.
    steps 1-3 mixer idli
  • Transfer to a vessel and grind the rice to a nice paste. Mix this up with the urad dhal batter and a bit of salt and ferment for 6 hours to overnight.
  • Next day, mix up again and check for salt.  The batter should be mildly sour.
    steps 4-6 mixie idli
  • Grease the idli plates, and pour the batter into the moulds. Steam them in the idli cooker for about 12 minutes. 
  • Check the idli for doneness, let it rest for a minute or two in the mould. Scoop the idlis out using a sharp spoon and serve with any chutney or Sambar.
    steps 4-6 mixie idli
  • You can also make dosa/ Indian crepe with this batter, as with any other idli batter.