Idli stand and Pressure cooker are required for making idli.
1 cup Urad dal
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 cups cream of rice or "uppidimoram"
Add fenugreek to the urad dal and soak them separately over night.
Grind urad dal to a smooth batter.
Remove water from the cream of rice and mix the two. Add salt and set aside to ferment for 6 - 8 hrs. Yeast or cooking soda can be added for fermentation.
Spray oil in the holes of the idle stand and pour the batter.
Steam cook in high heat for 15 min and in low flame for 5 - 6 mins.
This is steamed food and very good for kids. Serve with coconut chutney or podi. Idli can be soaked in sambar and eaten.
To make it appealing for kids, button idle stand can be used, same taste, smaller size!