Thursday, February 26, 2009

Batter Debugged (Well.. almost)

Thank you all for your awesome tips. I finally got around to making idlis this past weekend. 1 cup urad dal, 4 cups idli rava. Soaked. Ground urad dal until it fell in folds. Ground the soaked idli rava a bit too. Fermented in a warm oven overnight and then some. Also kept the light on in the oven. BigGeek was my secret helper. He warmed the oven a tad bit every few hours. This puzzled me a lot. Because I was impressed that a small light bulb could generate so much warmth. It wasn't the light bulb. It was BigGeek's love. Or his fear of eating rock-hard idlis.

The idlis turned out to be soft and fluffy and BigGeek was mighty impressed. "These are the softest idlis you have ever made" he declraed at brunch. I glowed!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!

BTW, do you keep your house very cold? Even in teh peak of winter in Indiana, in a student apt. with crappy insulation, we never needed to warm the oven more than once - the light took care of the rest....so surprised that you needed rewarming multiple times.
But hey, as long as it worked, who cares...

M

rayshma said...

awww... how cute!
i shall tell vin HOW sweet big geek's been. of course, idlis shall be a secret! :D
hehehee!!!

Altoid said...

All's well that ends well :). I still haven't started the idli season for this year.

Shobana said...

Cool Dottie! Now u can make super soft idlis and bake the most yummilicious cakes too. Way to go girl!!!

Subhashree said...

Whoa... congrats Dottie...

Girl Next Door (gnd) said...

YAY!! If you couldn't do it, who could??

and now my luck with not having to make batter has completely changed :(
The new desi store, S's dough sucks.
and been making dough (dosa dough tho) the past couple of months :((
As much as i hate it, definitely worth it!

Orchid said...

:)...this post tells me..all's well in the blog world..after all people still finding joy in the simple things, that says something doesn't it?

Preethi said...

high five!!

Anonymous said...

you followed my instructions for grinding. good job.

Mama - Mia said...

wow!! goobjaab as Cubby would say!! :D

me, till we are in bangalore, intend to pay 10rs and buy super soft idlis! :p

cheers!

abha

DotThoughts said...

thanks gorls. looks like my mom has left a comment too :)

Mama - Mia said...

hehe!

moms! :D