Which Idli Batter Is Better? Twitter User Tries Unique Experiment

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cuisine has become one of the go-to comfort foods of India. Whether it’s piping hot idlis, crispy dosas, feathery appams, or crunchy vadas – there are so many yummy delights to choose from. and dal are prominently used in the making of a number of South Indian , as they are ground together and fermented overnight. This batter can then be used to prepare multiple South Indian dishes. There are two prominent ways to prepare the multi-purpose South Indian batter – by using raw rice or boiled rice. Recently, researcher Swetha Sivakumar ran a unique experiment comparing the two batters. Take a look:

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The tweets were shared by Swetha Sivakumar on her handle @Upgrade_My_Food. The unique experiment has raked in over 2.8k likes and hundreds of comments and retweets. In the thread, she explained that she was trying to understand the difference between idli batter prepared with raw rice versus that using parboiled rice. The experiment aimed to find out the differences in the two batters in terms of the texture, as well as the Idlis and Dosas that were prepared with it.

First, Sivakumar soaked both the versions of rice and then used the same ratio of Urad Dal and to grind the two batters. She noticed that the raw rice batter was more smooth when compared to the one made with boiled rice. Next, she fermented the two batters and observed that the raw rice Idli batter took more time to ferment. As for the Idlis and Dosas prepared with the batter, the researcher said that the Idli was fluffier in the case of the boiled rice batter. Dosa, on the other hand, was crispier and tastier when made with the raw rice batter. Take a look at her observations:

This Idli batter experiment indeed made for an interesting insight! What did you think of the experiment by the ? Tell us in the comments below.

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