And then I started flipping pages of my diary and I got something noted down there. I decided to give it a try, as it is I had no other option.
When I used it first of all I saw the same fizz in the batter.
Then after steaming, idlis were double in size and super soft too. Exactly the way we get with Eno.
Believe me, since then I have just forgotten Eno. No hassle of keeping it in stock.
So, combination of using these two ingredients gives exactly the same effect as of Eno. In place of lemon juice, you can also use citric acid.
Yes, just mix baking soda and lemon juice and that’s it.
For 200 grams of semolina, I used 1/2 tsp baking soda and on it squeezed around 1/2 lemon’s juice. You may increase the quantity of juice if the lemon is too small or not very juicy. Idlis came out perfect as you can see in the pic.
Using Homemade Eno For Acidity
1/2 tsp Eno = 1/8 tsp Rock Salt + 1/2 lemon’s juice + 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
In case you use citric acid then take 1/4 tsp of it. This ratio is for 200 ml of water.
Also take care that you first add lemon juice to the water. This is because baking soda reacts with acid only and not otherwise. If you first add baking soda then it will not be effective.
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