Idli Batter Recipe is the most useful batter for breakfasts to make idlis down south. In this post of mine I am going to take you with the directions of making a smooth idli dosa batter recipe which is made using idly rice.

I have also posted a separate article on how to make dosa batter too which is a simple and easy process…which can be used to make various dosa recipes such as masala dosa and other breakfast recipes.

This batter or we can say it as all purpose batter which is used as a multipurpose batter to make idli, dosa, uttapam and pongal. This batter helps in making soft idlis and spongy too.

Chutneys to serve with idli are nariyal ki chutney .


The process is lengthy but the ingredients required are quite few. The batter can be made in two ways one is with idli rice which I have posted now and the other one is with idli rava.

Using both kinds of batter gives us a soft batter and the idlis too turn out soft. A little patience is needed as it takes many hours to soak and blend the batter. The batter again needs to be kept for fermentation too.

The dosa batter can be kept for the next two days and can be used to make dosa as well and the dosa turns out amazing and very yummy.

how to make idli batter recipe

It saves our time if large quantity of batter is made and stored in air tight container and use it for the next two days. I prefer to make idlis only during weekends as the batter is a multipurpose batter and it can be used to make idli one day and dosa the next day…

Many request for a soft idli batter recipe and I thought of giving them detailed instructions to make soft idli batter recipe in a detailed manner….

Idli Rice is easily available in the super markets of India or one can also use boiled rice if idli rice is not available…… Follow the simple steps of idli batter given below and you are on your way to make wonderful idlis!!!


Idli rice is small in size and very thick usually available in supermarkets. Boiled rice almost appears the size of ordinary rice but it is a boiled rice. We have to use either idli rice or boiled rice to get soft idlis.

Use a mixer grinder or a wet grinder to make a smooth batter of the ingredients that are soaked. 


Idli Batter Recipe With Rice, How To Make Idli Batter


Idli batter Recipe with idli rice.

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