Idli Batter – Required Amount
Above picture shows idli with brinjal chutney and coconut chutney.
You can prepare idli in traditional idli vessel or in an idli cooker. If you are going to use traditional idli vessel, then cut the cloth according to the size of the idli plates. Wet that cloth and spread it over the idli plate and pour the batter on the cloth. Repeat this in all the idli plate. Fill the idli vessel with 2 to 3 cups of water. Now keep the plates in the idli vessel and close the lid and let it to cook for 5 minutes in a high flame.Open the lid and remove the idli from the cloth and transfer it to the serving dish.
If you are going to use the idli cooker, fill the idli cooker with 2 cups of water. Grease all the idli plates with cooking oil. Fill the batter in the idli plates and keep the idli stand in the idli cooker. Let it to cook in the steam in the simmer flame for about 5 minutes.
To check out whether idli is cooked or not, wet your hands with water and touch the idli. If the idli is cooked well, it won’t stick to hands. If it is semi cooked it will stick to your hands and at that time you close the lid and let it cook for some more time.