Special Idli Batter

Batters

Loaded with freshness, goodness and a whole lot of love, my special idli batter makes idlis so soft and light, they just might float away.

And no, you can’t use this batter to make dosas. You can only use this to make the softest idlis this side of the Vindhyas. And with a little bit of extra work, white dhoklas and Kanchipuram idlis. Fair warning, this batter is likely to expand your circle of friends exponentially.

You’ll need to refrigerate at all times and use it within three days. Excess batter (a myth, I tell you) can be frozen and reused within 3 months.

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Ingredients

Rice
Rice serves as a moderate source of energy, providing fuel to get you though the day.

Rice rawa (Cream of rice)
Calorie dense and easy on the the stomach.

Urad dal (Split black gram)
A source of protein, urad dal also comes loaded with fats and carbohydrates. Full of Vitamin B, it is also good for women’s health as it has folic acid, iron and calcium.

Fenugreek seeds
Great for the hair and heart, fenugreek seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium, copper and manganese, dietary fibre and iron.

Salt
One of the four essentials of good cooking, salt has many essential nutrients and minerals that are valuable for healthy functioning of the body.

Instructions

Bring the batter to room temperature and stir it well before making your idlis or dosas. It’s mildly salted so give it a taste before you add more. Do not dilute the batter with water. Steam your idlis on high flame for 5 minutes. Let them cool down a bit and scoop them out gently with a spoon.

For bragging rights, share a picture of your floaty idlis on Instagram and Facebook. Extra points if you’re in the photo too. Don’t forget to tag @attagirlindia

Goes well with Sambhar

Method

Pressure cook tuvar dal, all the vegetables, salt and turmeric powder in 3 cups water for 1-2 whistles. Let it cool down.

Prepare the tempering by heating oil. Add mustard and fenugreek seeds, green chillies and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds splutter add the asafoetida and sambhar masala and cook for a few seconds. Pour the tempering into the cooker. Add one cup of water and mix well. Add the tamarind and jaggery and boil for 1-2 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Pour generously over idlis and serve hot with love and our delicious tomato chutney.

What they're saying about Attagirl

Authentic. Consistent. Innovative. These are 3 words I think of whenever I try a weekly dose of Attagirl's batter at home. Sangita's personal touch, her hunger for constant and candid feedback, the sheer flashback of memories of southern flavours are all the ingredients that have created an authentic and tasteful variety of delicacies.

Rajiv Raj

I have tried multiple batters and finally I have found the batter I thoroughly love and enjoy. The Attagirl Ragi batter is phenomenally excellent and healthy. It has more than 70% ragi making it super super nutritious. You have to expand to other cities!

Rajni Varma

The star of Attagirl's whole range for me is the Appam batter. The appams come out with a spongy centre and lacy sides that are absolutely perfect. Makes for a great weekend breakfast.

Sanni George

I am not much of an idli-dosa person. A South Indian meal perhaps never fits into any of my menus. I happened to taste a dosa made with Attagirl's Ragi batter and I was an instant convert. It's not your usual batter - It's tasty, healthy and definitely a cut above the rest. I like mine crisp with a dash of butter.

Tavishi Paitandi. Editor, HT Cafe

I trust this brand with my 3 year-old daughter. She loves eating the idlis we make at home using Attagirl's special idli batter more than any idli or dosa she eats at any restaurant. The idlis are amazingly soft and delicious. The best part is these batters are all natural, without any preservatives or soda. I personally love the coffee decoction. More power to you Sangita for making home food so easy to prepare and so delicious!

Sharan Sharma. Vice President, DBS Bank

I am so glad I came across Attagirl's special idli batter. Coming from Bangalore and growing up eating idli everyday for breakfast, I have tried various off the shelf batters and even those at famous local shops. Nothing comes close to fluffy, super soft, melt in the mouth idlis from Attagirl. All I can just say is, THANK YOU!

Pratiksha Mittal

My family and I simply love the batters from Attagirl. My personal favourite is the multigrain batter. Makes for a tasty and very healthy anytime meal.

Mausama Lalwani

The Attagirl appam batter is one of my favourites among the other batters. Appams turn out very lacy and soft. My entire family loves it especially my kids. These batters have made my dinner time so simple and easy. Thank you Attagirl.

Neetu Agarwal

For the perfect healthy start for the day for my entire family I choose Attagirl's batters. My favourite is the veggie batter. Dosas come out so well. My 8 year old daughter is a big fan of these dosas. You have to try it. Don't miss her filter coffee decoction too. I love to serve it to clients in my store. Well done, Attagirl!

Reena Malik

If you wanna resolve your life, move to Attagirl batters and never look back. No fuss, no effort. Just crispy and tasty goodness!

Pooja Jhunjhunwala

Attagirl's Appam batter leaves me craving for more. I am an amateur but can make excellent, lacy appams for my family using her batters. All of us love them. Thanks Sangita for making it so super easy for people like me.

Richa Bhagat

Attagirl has completely spoilt me. I haven't made batter at home since the last 2 weeks.

Preeti Ambani

The Kanchipuram batter makes fresh, soft and delicious idlis. The taste is on par with what we get at the Udipi joints with the added comfort of eating it at home. We've been ordering the batter for over a year and there is no change in the taste and consistency. Sangita, wish you success and hope you keep innovating and making newer flavours.

Deepti Achan

I love Attagirl's ragi batter - it's freshly made and rich in iron, calcium and vitamins - great for the kids. And very very tasty as well.

Ruchita Viveria Dias

I'm super fond of Attagirl's multigrain dosa batter! It's healthy, tasty and sumptuous. Everyone in my family loves it too!

Kamini

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