How to prepare a delicious Idli Batter?

Typically, Idli is made in South Indian households at least once or twice per week. It is considered one of their most delicious and healthy meals in India, and every individual prefers to have some during a week. However, to make sure the preparation is done appropriately, you must use proper tools and ingredients, along with the right techniques and methods. We have listed below some of the ways, following which preparation can be done efficiently and delicious batter for making Idli prepared.


Dought can be purchased from any bakery shop or even prepared at home. To prepare it appropriately,  you must add water to the dough and make it into a rough and tough mass. 

Wrapping The Dough 

You must wrap the dough in a cloth and let it rest for about an hour so that the yeast would start working. The next step is to add all the ingredients. Once all the ingredients are mixed, you can now add sugar, yeast, vinegar, raisins, etc. Mix them all and store them in a heatproof bowl. Next, you can begin to ferment it. Just keep in mind not to let the mixture boil and stick to the sides of the bowl, as it will affect the taste and texture of your Idlis.


Now the important thing is - how long should we wait for the mixture to ferment? Well, this depends on your preference. For starters, if you think that your Idli batter needs a longer time to ferment, then pour it out on a smooth surface and allow it to sit for about an hour. But, if you want to learn how to make idli batter, it is advisable to let the mixture rest until it is completely fermented. So what are the signs of fermentation? Well, it's when a froth-like liquid starts to appear in the bowl - if you see that happening, then you are good to go.

To speed up the fermentation, add sugar, raisins, and water. Stir and let everything mix thoroughly. Let the mixture ferment for about an additional four hours before you use it. When it is done, please remove it from the heat and place it in an excellent vessel.

Blend the ingredients

Blend the ingredients thoroughly until you achieve the desired consistency. You don't want any lumps because they will give the batter a tough texture. Finally, add in the water, let the batter settle, and mix thoroughly before spooning it into your molds. The instant pot and blender are the way to go for making a good and easy drop batter.

Now that you know how to make Idli batter, you are now ready to use it. If you want to speed up the blending process, you have to put some warm water in the blender or even use a milk churn. Then, put the grinder on low speed so that the blender won't be that much of a workout for you.


It needs time and patience to prepare and bake Idli. However, if you have the right consistency, you can save a lot of time and make a delicious dish in the shortest time possible.


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