Here i suggest a method to make soft idlys at home.
|Urad Dal||1 /3cup|
|Puffed Rice||2 Hands full|
|Fenugreek Seeds||¼ tsp|
|Salt||As per taste|
|Gingely Oil||AS required|
Wash and soak the raw rice , urad dal and fenugreek seeds in luke warm water for about 5-6 hours. Grind the mixture along with puffed rice and salt with required quantity of water for about 20 minutes in a grinder.Let it ferment for about 8 hours. Scrub the idly mould with gingely oil and steam over medium heat.
Note: The softness of the idly again depends on the variety of urad dal used.
If you require you can use cooked boiled rice instead of puffed rice.