Once again this course has opened me to new foods. Idlis was a hit in my house. Although referred to as those muffin things. They went fast! I didn't have a chance to make any recipe to accompany them.
It's great to have healthy gluten free options and foods that are easily digestible
Ferment Type: Idlis - Grain
Date: January 12, 2018
1 Cup Indian lentils (Urad daal) or other dried bean (I use red lentils)
2 Cups white basmati rice or short-grain brown (white has the best results)
2 Teaspoons sea salt
2 Tablespoon whey or lemon juice
Warm filtered water
Idli steamer (an egg poacher or muffin tray can also be used)
Notes: I loved that this turned pinkish. I enjoyed pulling back the cloth and watching as this fermented, waiting to see how it would turn out. I followed the directions and I didn't have a steamer and was leery about trying it in the oven, picturing a messy or flat outcome, so I thought why not try how I steam veggies? The good old fashion steamer in a pot. I used muffin liners and yes they don't have a great shape, however it worked and they were eaten within the hour. Love Idlis will make it again!
Harvest Date: January 18th, 2018
Harvest Details: Great, they were a nice texture and went down like candy. I don't know if it was how they were supposed to be as I haven't ever tried them before however the end product that came from this recipe was excellent. So I feel like I was on track.