Fermenting Time : Overnight
Soaking Time : 4 hours
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves: 5 to 6
Cholam / Jowar / Sorghum – 1 cup
Wash cholam and dal well. Add fenugreek to the urad dal and soak them separately for 4 to 5 hours.
Now take dal and fenugreek mix in a blender and add water little by little and make it into a smooth fluffy puree. Take this in a bowl.
Now add the jowar to the same blender and puree again till smooth. It wont get smooth, but try to get as smooth as possible. Dont add too much water, add little by little.
Now pour this in to the dal mix and add salt. Mix well and let it ferment for 8 hours or overnight.
Now the next day give it a good mix, spoon this in a idli mould and steam for 5 to 6 mins. You can make the batter a little thin and make crispy dosa too.
Now remove it and serve hot with chutney..
|Take jowar, urad dal and fenugreek|
|this is how jowar looks like|
|take urad dal and fenugreek in a bowl|
|wash them well and cover them with water and |
let them soak for 4 to 6 hours
|now it is soaked|
|take dal in a blender|
|add water little by little and make it into smooth paste|
|Pour this into a container|
|now in the same blender|
|add in jowar|
|puree till smooth|
|pour it into the container|
|cover and let it ferment overnight|
|now it is fermented|
|look how frothy it has got|
|give a good mix..you can use this batter for idli, dosa and uthappam too|
|Now lets make idli, take idli mould..grease it lightly with oil|
|spoon some batter in|
|place it in idli steamer|
|cover and steam cook|
|now it is done|
|so soft and fluffy|
|for making dosa, make the batter little thin by adding some water|
|pour a ladleful of batter in a hot tawa|
|drizzle oil around the sides|
|flip over and cook on other side too..now fold it|