2 cups Rice

1 cup Urad Daal (white)

1 1/2 tblsp Salt

A pinch of Baking Soda

Oil for greasing

Pick, wash and soak the daal overnight or for 8 hours. Pick, wash and drain the rice. Grind it coarsely in a blender. Grind the daal into a smooth and forthy paste. Now mix the grinded rice and daal together into a batter. Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting. Idlis are ready to be cooked when the batter is well fermented. Grease the idle holder or pan well and fill each of thm with 3/4th full of batter. Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.

Use a butter knife to remove the idlis. Serve them with sambhar or chutney.