125gramsurad dalor ½ cup urad dal (husked whole black gram)
45gramsthick pohaor ½ cup thick poha (flattened rice)
½teaspoonsaltor add as per taste
preparing instant idli mix flour
Take all the three main ingredients before you proceed - 2 cups rice flour, ½ cup urad dal and ½ cup thick poha.
Heat a pan on a low to medium flame. Then lower the flame, add the urad dal.
Roast urad dal on a low flame for about 2 minutes, stirring often. Urad dal is roasted just to get rid of some moisture from them.
Then add the poha.
Mix very well and roast for a minute on low flame. Remove the pan from the stove top and let this mixture cool down.
Then add everything in a grinder jar. Grind to a fine powder.
Keep a large plate or tray or pan and place a sieve on it. Take the ground flour in the seive (channi) and sift it.
Some urad dal grits will be there. You can add them to your dals or discard.
Add rice flour and salt. Mix very well.
The idli mix flour is ready to be bottled. With a spoon, add the idli mix flour in a jar. Seal tightly with a lid. Use the idli mix flour when required.
to prepare instant idli
Take 1 cup of idli mix flour
⅔ to ¾ cup water to make a thick flowing batter
¼ cup sour curd/dahi/yogurt
½ teaspoon fruit salt or eno
First mix idli mix flour, water and sour curd very well. Use a wired whisk to make a smooth lump free batter. Then add ½ teaspoon fruit salt or eno. Again mix very well. Then pour in a greased idli pan and steam the idlis for 10 to 12 minutes. Avoid using baking soda as it gives a soapy aroma in the idlis.