Idli batter is used for making idlis, dosa, uttapam etc.
Can it also be used for making dosas?
There are two types of batters used for making dosas – rice flour based and wheat flour based.
Rice flour based batter is usually preferred because it has less oil content compared to wheat flour based batter.
1 I will explain you how to make dosas using both types of batter.
What Is Idli?
Idlis are a traditional South Indian dish consisting of fermented black lentils urad dal cooked in a batter. It is served hot with chutney and sambar. How To Make Idli? Ingredients: • 1 cup urad dal • 2 cups water • ¼ tsp turmeric powder • ½ tsp salt • 1/3 cup rice flour • 1 tbsp ghee Method: 1. Wash urad dal thoroughly. Soak them overnight. Drain the water completely. 2. Grind urad dal into fine paste using a mixer grinder. Add salt and mix well. 3. Heat a heavy bottomed pan. Grease it with ghee. Pour the ground mixture into the pan. Mix well. 4. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Uncover the pan and stir well. Let it cook further for another 3-5 minutes. 5. Remove from fire and serve hot with sambar.
Making Idli Batter
To make idli batter, we need to take 4 cups of rice flour, 1/3 cup of gram flour besan, 1/3 cup of maida, 1/3 cup curd, 1/3 cup coconut milk, 1/3 cup warm water, 1/3 cup oil, 1/3 tsp mustard seeds, 1/3 tsp fenugreek seeds, 1/3 cup coriander leaves, 1/3 cup curry leaves and 1/3 tsp asafoetida. Mix all these ingredients together and knead well. Keep aside for half an hour. Make idli batter in the same way.
Rava is used to make idlis. It is available in different forms such as powder, flakes, and granules. To make rava, soak 2 cups of jaggery in water overnight. In the morning, drain off the water from the jaggery and grind it into fine powder. This is called raw rava. Boil 3 cups of water along with 1 tbsp of salt. Add raw rava to the boiling water and stir continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from fire and let cool. Once cooled, strain the mixture using a strainer. Store the rava in airtight containers.
Using Idli Rice
Idli rice is prepared using rava a type of flour and urad dal black gram. For making idli rice, take a bowl and mix together rava and urad dal. Take a pan and pour hot water in it. Pour the batter in the pan and spread evenly. Cover it with a plate and put weights on top of the plate. Let it cook for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the weights and check if the idli is cooked. Serve warm. References
Can We Use the Same Batter for Idli and Dosa?
Yes we can use same batter for idli and dosa. But the process of preparing idlis is different from dosa. In case of idli, we need to add salt and sugar after adding batter. And in case of dosa, we need to add only salt. How to Make Idli Rice? Answer: To make idli rice, we need to follow these steps. Take a bowl and mix together Rava Semolina and Urad Dal Black Gram. Take a pan and pour Hot Water in it. Pour the mixture in the pan and spread evenly. Cover it with a Plate and Put weights on top of the Plate. Let it cook for About 10 Minutes. Remove the weights and Check if the Idli is Cooked. Serve Warm.
How to Convert Idli Batter to Dosa Batter
To convert idli batter to dosa batter, we need to add Salt and Sugar in the idli batter. Add 2 Tablespoons of Oil in the idli batter and Mix well. Now Heat a Pan and Spread the batter in the Pan. Sprinkle 1/4 Teaspoon of Soya Sauce and 1/2 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder. Then Spread the batter again. Sprinkle 1/2 Teaspoons of Soya Sauce and Turmeric Powder. Now Spread the batter again. Now Spread the batter and sprinkle Soya Sauce and Turmeric Powder. Now Spread the Dosa batter and Sprinkle Soya Sauce and Turmersic Powder. Now Spread it and Sprinkle Soya sauce and Turmeric powder. Now Spread the Dosas and Sprinkle Soya and Turmeric powder. Cut into desired shapes and serve hot.
Which is better dosa or idli?
Idli is a South Indian dish made from fermented rice flour also called urad dal and spices. It is usually served with sambar a spicy lentil soup. Dosa is a thin pancake made from fermented rice flour and coconut milk. It is usually served hot with chutney and sambar. What is the difference between idli and dosa? Answer: Idli is a South Indian delicacy made from fermented rice flour. It is usually served along with sambar lentil soup, and eaten with chutneys. Dosa is a thin flat pancake made from fermented white rice flour. It is generally served hot with sambar.
How many days we can use idli batter?
Yes, you can use expired idli batter. But if the batter is old, it will not ferment properly. So, you need to check the expiration date on the package.
What can be made of idli batter?
Idli is a fermented dish prepared from rice flour and black lentils. It is generally served with sambar a spicy vegetable side dish and chutney. Idlis are usually eaten for breakfast but can also be served as a snack or dessert. Dosa is a South Indian flatbread made from fermented rice and urid dal dough. It is traditionally cooked using a special type of griddle called tava. Dosa is typically served with coconut chutney and sambar.
What else can be made from idli batter?
1 Take 1 cup of rice and soak it overnight in water. Drain the water and wash the rice thoroughly. Soak 2 cups of urad dal in water for 8 hours. Wash the soaked urad dal thoroughly. Grind the soaked rice and urad dals together into fine paste. Add salt to taste. Mix well. Keep aside for 3-4 hours. 2 Heat ghee in a pan. Pour the batter into the hot ghee and spread evenly. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Remove the cover and cook further for 5 minutes. Serve hot. 3 Store the batter in airtight containers. Use within 4-5 days.
Is dosa or rice batter better?
Idli batter is prepared from fermented rice and urad dal. It is used to make Idlis. How to make idli batter?
Can we use expired idli batter?
Dosa batter is generally preferred over rice batter because it is thicker and easier to handle. Dosa batter is prepared using urad dal black gram and rice flour. Rice batter is prepared using rice flour only. Both the batters are cooked separately and then mixed together.
Is idli and dosa rice same?
Idlis are very popular south Indian breakfast dish. It is usually served with sambar sambhar and chutney. Idli batter is used to make many other dishes like dosa, uttapam, vada, etc.
In conclusion, the idli batter is a versatile choice when you want a traditional South Indian breakfast. It’s a simple recipe to make and a healthy option for a light breakfast. It’s best to use a batter that’s a day or two old. That will prevent the idli from getting too wet, but it is possible to use fresh batter. The method of cooking the batter in a traditional steamer is ideal, but you can also use a microwave, a pressure cooker or a non-