For who knows grinding and making idlies,this post may be silly,as its not a big deal for those who are used to it. But I have some friends and I know so many who have never made or seen some one making, and want to try out at home,for them its really a big big project for them. Even, before I started doing this regularly, I found it very complicated and took some time for getting the correct method of grinding and everything. But now its no big deal for me…Not only this,everything right from cooking, if we see from outside, or if we are just learners,it seems to be a big task and it will be looking more complicated,but if we do regularly, by practice, everything becomes so easy and perfect! Its all about experience… For me before marriage,I found all these grinding and mixing works found to be messy (especially the batter mixing process and washing the grinder)and I have told my mom many times that, In my life I would never do this, rather I will keep a servant to make all these messy things……and now…
Hope I could cover the doubts we get,during this idly making process. All the experts out there,please dont waste your time :) this is purely for beginners! And if you have any doubt in this process,please feel free to write to me in the Email ID that you can find in my blogger profile! By posting this,I am not claming that I am an expert in making Idlies, just posting what I know, How I do . Don't get panic by seeing the elaborate post - I have just wrote it elaborate to that it will be easy for beginners. As you keep making, you will learn the knack to get perfect soft idli. It comes handy though out the week for breakfast and dinner.
My kid loves both idli and dosa. This batter is perfect for making idli, dosa and uthappam too. For making dosa, you have to spoon required amount of batter and mix little(very little) water and mix well. Then make dosa. This is for even spreading and to get golden brown dosa! Here is a video to help.
Here’s my dosa with sambar, Mint chutney, and Idli podi :)
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