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Idli in microwave idli maker/steamer

When I was coming from India to US, I brought this very little but very useful microwave idli steamer/ cooker/maker. It made my wrk more easy and makes idli in just 5-6 min. I'm very happy with this product.

Split black gram/ Urad dal-----------1cup
Idli ravva/ semolina------------------------------2cups
Salt------------------------------------to taste
Water----------------------------to mix batter

Preparation of batter:
  1. Take Moong dal/ split black gram/ Urad dal and semolina/ Idli ravva in two different bowls and soak in water atleast for 6hrs.
  2. Grind Moong dal to fine paste and to this grinded mixture add Semolina / idli ravva (squeeze out all water before adding).
  3. Mix them throughly and the consistency should me neither thin nor thick it should be medium.
  4. Now close the lid tightly and leave it over night to ferment. In cold countries/ winter season due to the temperature changes it may not ferment properly the tip I follow is to keep the bowl in an oven with light on. The heat from the light bulb is enough for fermentation.
Preparation of Idli:

  1. Take Idli maker and clean it. Now grease the idli plates with oil.
  2. Take batter and add salt to taste( Don't forget this step) mix it well by adding some more water if u require..but most of the times it doesnot require water.
  3. Now take Idli mixture and fill each cup of the plate up to 3/4th volume.
  4. Pour 1 cup(160ml) of water in the Bottom bowl of idli maker.
  5.  fix the plates and close the lid with vent( and opening at the top of the lid) open
  6. Now, place this idli maker in oven and bake for 5-6min
  7. After baking wait for few more min and take the lid off from the idli maker.
  8. Remove each idli carefully.Now, the idlies are ready.
  9. Serve with sambar and coconut chutney.
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  1. WOW! I Idli maker is soo cool! I wish I can get it here!

  2. Yeah!!!!!!!!it makes cooking simple, saves time

  3. Idlis looks delicious Deepthi! Loved your site.

  4. I like this idlimaker..nice recipe deepthi...

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