Idli Stand (for both stove top & instant pot methods)
Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker (for IP method)
1cupSemolina / Sooji Rava / Upma Rava
1cupCurd / Yogurt
½ to 1cup Water(for batter)
Fresh Coriander Leaves - a handful(finely chopped)
1teaspoonSalt (or as per taste)
1teaspoonBaking Soda / Cooking Soda
2 cups Water(for steaming)
1teaspoonCooking Oil / Ghee
Ingredients for Tempering:
¼teaspoonJeera / Cumin seeds
¼teaspoonUrad Dal / Split Black Gram
¼teaspoonChana Dal / Split Bengal Gram
Take the oats into blending jar / spice blender, make them into fine powder.
COOKING / PREPARING THE BATTER:
Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame.Add the oil and let it heat. Add all the ‘ingredients for tempering’ and saute for 30 secs.
Into the same pan, add the semolina/rava and dry roast by stirring continuously. Until you get a pleasant aroma and its colour changes slightly. (might take 3-4 mins)
Switch the flame off. Transfer all the powdered oats into the pan, mix up everything.
Now transfer the curd/yogurt, grated carrot, chopped fresh coriander leaves, salt and cooking / baking soda into the same pan.Add the water, thoroughly mix up everything and rest the batter for 10 mins.
Apply oil to the idli pans and pour in the batter up to ¾ level of each hole / mould. Stack the idli pans onto the IDLI stand.
STEAMING IDLI on STOVE TOP:
Put the pans into an idli steamer or into a wide bottomed vessel filled with 2 cups of water.
Close the lid of the vessel, put it on stove top under high flame.
Steam them for up to 10-12 mins, switch the flame off and leave the vessel unopened for 3-5 more mins. Using a wet spoon, Gently scoop out each idli from its hole. Dip the spoon each time in water and repeat for all. Serve.Done!
STEAMING IDLI Using INSTANT POT:
Fill the pot with 2 cups of water. Select SAUTE mode for 2 mins until the water boils.
Cancel the SAUTE mode, Put the idli stand in the pot, close the lid, put valve to VENTING.
Select STEAM mode under HIGH pressure for 10 -12 mins.(you will have to use an external timer).Press the CANCEL button, Switch OFF the gadget. But, remove the lid only after 3-5 mins.Using a wet spoon, Gently scoop out each idli from its hole. Dip the spoon each time in water and repeat for all. Serve.Done!!
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