moong dal idli recipe | green gram idli | moong dal ki idli

moong dal idli recipe | green gram idli | moong dal ki idli with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and healthy alternative breakfast or idli recipe made with green gram lentil. it is perhaps one of the easy idli recipes as it is made with just moong dal batter without any urad dal combination. the dish can be consumed by itself as it does contain all the necessary spices in it but can be served with green chutney.
moong dal idli recipe

moong dal idli recipe | green gram idli | moong dal ki idli with step by step photo and video recipe. idli recipes are very common across india and are made with different ingredients. generally, it is made with the combination of rice and urad dal which makes a soft and moist white idli. but then there are other variations like moong dal idli recipe which can be an ideal alternative for the traditional ones.

well, to be honest, i am not a huge fan of moong dal idli recipe and i would always fall back to the traditional rice-based idli. but still, i make it once in a while as it is very simple and easy to make. particularly the recipe does not have the combination of rice and urad dal and is made with just moong dal batter. in other words, the recipe is very much similar to rava idli and is made with just one ingredient. in addition it has all the required spices which make it one pot meal. you do not require any other side dish with it, but i personally like it with green chutney or schezwan chutney. having said that you can have it with any choice of coconut based chutney as it should taste equally good.

green gram idli

furthermore, i would like to highlight some of my tips, suggestions and variations for the moong dal idli recipe. firstly, i have used split green gram and i would heavily recommend using the same for this recipe. do not go for the whole green gram and it may spoil the taste and flavour. secondly, i have added curd or yogurt to have the sourness taste with the batter. as an alternative, you can add lemon juice to have the effect. lastly, i have added eno salt as the fermenting agent. you can add baking soda for the same process. in addition, if you want the natural fermentation, use urad dal in 1:1 ratio and ferment it overnight.

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moong dal idli recipe

moong dal idli recipe | green gram idli | moong dal ki idli

3.5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Soaking Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 10 idli
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: idli
Cuisine: south indian
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moong dal idli recipe | green gram idli | moong dal ki idli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt, thick
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 2 chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • few curry leaves
  • 5 cashew, chopped
  • ½ carrot, grated
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp eno fruit salt

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup moong dal in water for 2 hours.
  • drain off the water and blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
  • transfer the moong dal paste to a bowl and add ¼ cup curd.
  • whisk and mix until the mixture is well combined.
  • now in a tawa heat 2 tsp oil and splutter ½ tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chana dal, 2 chilli, 1 inch ginger, few curry leaves and 5 cashew.
  • also, add ½ carrot and saute for a minute.
  • transfer the masala tempering to moong dal batter bowl.
  • further add pinch hing, 2 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp salt and mix well.
  • just before steaming add a ½ tsp eno (fruit saland mix well till it turns frothy. alternatively, add a pinch of baking soda.
  • pour the batter immediately into the idli plate. do not rest the batter.
  • steam the idli for 15 minutes on medium flame.
  • finally, serve instant moong dal idli with green chutney and sambar.
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how to make green gram idli with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl soak 1 cup moong dal in water for 2 hours.
    green gram idli
  2. drain off the water and blend to smooth paste without adding any water.
    moong dal ki idli
  3. transfer the moong dal paste to a bowl and add ¼ cup curd.
    moong dal ki idli
  4. whisk and mix until the mixture is well combined.
    moong dal ki idli
  5. now in a tawa heat 2 tsp oil and splutter ½ tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chana dal, 2 chilli, 1 inch ginger, few curry leaves and 5 cashew.
    moong dal ki idli
  6. also, add ½ carrot and saute for a minute.
    green gram idli
  7. transfer the masala tempering to moong dal batter bowl.
    green gram idli
  8. further add pinch hing, 2 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp salt and mix well.
    green gram idli
  9. grease the idli plate with oil.
    moong dal idli recipe
  10. just before steaming add a ½ tsp eno (fruit salt) and mix well till it turns frothy. alternatively, add a pinch of baking soda.
    moong dal idli recipe
  11. pour the batter immediately into the idli plate. do not rest the batter.
    moong dal idli recipe
  12. steam the idli for 15 minutes on medium flame.
    moong dal idli recipe
  13. finally, serve instant moong dal idli with green chutney and sambar.
    green gram idli

notes:

  • firstly, adding tempering is optional. however, it makes idli tastier.
  • also, you can add 1:1 ratio of urad dal and moong dal to prepare idli by fermenting overnight.
  • additionally, steam the idli on medium flame to prevent idli from turning hard.
  • finally, instant moong dal idli recipe tastes great when served with spicy chutney.

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