Batter added to idli molds
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Instant Pot Idli Dosa Batter

Idli or Dosa batter made with lentils and rice fermented in Instant Pot.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time14 hrs
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: homemade, instant pot, rice idli batter
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegan
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Author: Meeta Arora

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse urad dal with water and soak it in a bowl. Add methi seeds to the soaked dal.
  • Rinse idli rice with water and soak it in a separate bowl.
  • Soak the dal and rice for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the water from the dal and rice. 
  • Add the dal to the grinder and grind to a smooth batter. Add cold water as needed to grind the dal (about half cup). Grind using a wet grinder or vitamix or another powerful grinder. Pour the dal batter in the instant pot insert. 
  • Add the soaked idli rice to the grinder and grind to the smooth batter. Add cold water as needed to grind to a fine paste (about 1.5 cups). Pour the batter in the instant pot insert. The batter would approximately reach the 5 mark. Add salt and mix the batter well (you can use your hands or a spatula to mix the batter).
  • Place the insert in the instant pot and cover with a glass lid. Set it to Yogurt mode for 10 hours by pressing the Adjust and + buttons.
  • After the time is complete, the batter would be fermented and ready to use. See tips above.
  • Enjoy idli or dosa made with the batter.