Preparation / Directions:
1. With raw rice: Soak black gram dal and rice in water for 6 hours. Wash, add salt, grind until think and soft.
With idli semolina: Made from boiled rice, this semolina gives you softer idlis. Soak gram dal and semolina separately for 6 hours. Wash gram dal. Add salt. grind. Squeeze out the water from the semolina. Add semolina to dal batter. Mix.
2. Allow dough to ferment for 6 hours. Stir. Add a little water to get the right consistency.
3. Put a film of oil or ghee on idli plates. fill with idli batter. Steam for 7 - 8 minutes. (Use 1 1/2 cup water in pressure cooker. Do not use rocker).
4. Cool. Remove.