Andhra Idli Recipe

Ingredients for Andhra Idli :

6 cups Idli Rice
2 cups Dhuli Urad Dal (split black lentils without skin)
Oil for greasing
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste


How to make Andhra idli :

To Make Idly Batter :

  • Wash Rice with water properly and soak in water overnight.
  • Wash Urad dal with water 3-4 times and soak it overnight in sufficient water.
  • Next Morning, grind Urad dal by adding water in sufficient quantity to a smooth and fluffy paste.
  • Grind rice separately. by adding sufficient water to a little grainy batter.
  • Now, add salt to this batter and keep it in a warm place for 5-6 hours for fermenting. (At the time of winter, fermentation may take upto 8 hours).

To Cook Idlis :

  • Take an idli Mould (Idly Holder) and grease it with little oil.
  • Fill the mould up to its 3/4th with fermented batter.
  • Pour some water in the idli maker.
  • Cook idlis for 8-10 minutes on medium flame.
  • After 10 minutes touch the idlis with your fingers, if they are still sticky, cook further for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove them immediately from the idli maker with the help of a knife.
  • Andhra idlis are ready to serve with Sambar and Chutney.