Idli stand and Pressure cooker are required for making idli.
1 cup Urad dal
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
4 cups Boiled rice
1 cup Raw rice
Add fenugreek to the urad dal and mix the raw rice and boiled rice. Soak them separately over night.
Grind urad dal and the rice mix to a smooth batter. This should be done separately, once rice and urad dal mixes, texture of the batter will change.
Then they can be mixed together, add salt and mix well and set aside to ferment for 6 - 8 hrs. Yeast or cooking soda can be added for fermentation. Keep in a warm place or in the oven.
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!