Measure two cups of parboiled rice
In a separate bowl, add 3/4 cup of urad dal, add 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds to the urad dal.
wash the rice and the urad dal separately with water
Soak the rice and the dal separately for 4h or preferable over night
grind the urad dal into a fine paste, you can add water as needed
next, grind the rice into a fine paste, mix the rice and urad dal paste together
add some water into the idly cooker for steaming, greace the idly plates with ghee so that they dont stick.
pour the batter into the idly plates
steam cook the idly's for 8 to 9 minutes
poke them with a knife to check if they are done
if they are ready, the knife should come out clean
after a couple of minutes, use a spoon to scoop the idlys onto a plate
serve the idly hot with coconut chutney and sambar