Instant Rice Idli
Soft and fluffy Instant Rice Idli (steamed cakes) prepared with rice flour and lentil flour. No soaking or fermentation required!! A famous South Indian delicacy!!
Idlis are in constant demand in my household and preparing them right at that moment is never possible. Earlier like everyone, I used to soak dal and rice separately, ground them very finely and then wait anxiously for it to ferment. But now, I have stopped doing this, I love idlis so why wait that long? Just like my homemade uttapam mix, came up with a magic homemade Instant Rice Idli mix and since then I am preparing idlis in a jiffy.
It’s very easy to make and no soaking or fermentation required. Yeah, you heard me right – no soaking or fermentation – Instant idlis ready in 30 minutes. Sharing my all time favorite, quick and easy instant rice idli recipe. A real savior and a foolproof recipe that has never failed me. 🙂
Prepare homemade idli mix by combining the flours and spices. Poha has to measured after grinding. This mix can be prepared in advance and stored in airtight container. When ready to use, mix in the ingredients required to prepare batter and there you have it – Instant rice idli batter.
BIG NO’S– I am updating all the combos that I have experimented with.
- Baking Soda as citric acid substitute – No. Because baking soda leaves a soapy taste in these idlis.
- Vinegar – A big no. It gives a sour taste to the idlis.
- Baking Powder – Absolutely no.
- Can you avoid citric acid – Unfortunately no. Citric acid and Eno combo results in soft and light idlis.
- Lemon Juice – No. I have experimented with lemon juice and the one that gave me good results is citric acid and Eno combo. Eno and citric acid together creates a fizzy reaction which is very important for fluffy idlis. Lemon juice fails to do that.
BIG YES –
- ✔Buttermilk instead of water – Yes, you can do that.
- ✔After mixing eno and citric acid to the batter – can we store it? Yes, you can – but only for a day in your refrigerator.
- ✔Can you store the dry mix? Yes you can, without adding Eno and citric acid.
Do give this recipe a try like many others have with successful outcomes . And if you happen to make this, do drop me a line below or share your yummy picture @facebook with me. Would love to see your creation!!