Thanks to all who left suggestions for a healthier food lifestyle in my last post. I have been working on incorporating these guidelines in my lifestyle for the last two months. I have now switched to brown rice batter for idli and dosa batter - a staple always in my fridge.
I now use Carolina brown rice and urad dal for the batter (3:1) proportion. Brown rice is not a magic wand -
it has the same amount of calories as white rice - the fibre content is marginally higher and so is potassium.
This batter seems to ferment faster - or maybe it is finally summer here :) I plan to unleash my inner mad scientist on to tinkering with this further to make it even healthier.