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Soft Idly Recipe

Soft Idly Recipe

Today I am telling you how to make soft idli batter with rice or rava. Soft idli can be made in 2 ways, one is using rice and the other using idli rava.  I am sharing both the method. Here are recipes for making rava Idli. Soft Idliy Recipe is a very famous South Indian recipe which is very simple to prepare at home. Idli is served hot with saagu and coconut chutney.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Easy


  • Idly Rice – 4 cup
  • Urad Dal – 1 cup
  • Methi / Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Salt as required 


  • Wash and soak urad dal with methi seeds for 4-5 hour, keep aside.
  • In another bowl, take rice wash and soak for 4-5 hour.
  • Now drain the excess water from soaked urad dal and rice.
  • In a grinder, add the urad dal and little water.
  • Make a smooth and fluffy paste, take it out in a bowl and keep aside.
  • In a grinder, add soaked idly rice and and little water.
  • Make a smooth paste and the rice batter is ready.
  • Now in a big bowl, add rice batter, urad dal paste and salt as per taste, mix well.
  • Add water and make the batter of smooth consistency.
  • For fermentation:— Cover with lid and keep it in a warm place about 6-7 hours.
  • After fermenting, the batter is frothy.
  • Stir well and now idly batter is ready.
  • Grease the idly holder or idli moulds well with oil.
  • Fill each of them with ¾ th full of batter.
  • place the idli plate into steamer and steam for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once cooked remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Gently take the soft idlies from the plate using a greased spoon.
  • Serve hot idli with coconut chutney.
SOFT IDLY RECIPE was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes