Thursday, 29 November 2012

Mung Dal Idlis...idlis with a difference

Mung Dal Idlis...For one of those days or weeks when you want to eat healthy...and if you are one of those who eats healthy regularly...this dish is definitely for you...and hats off  :-)...keep it up!

Mung Dal Idlis


  • Whole Mung dal/ Green Moong Dal , 1 cup
  • Green chili, 2-3 or to taste
  • Ginger and Garlic paste, 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Eno/Fruit Salt, 1 tsp


Wash, soak mung dal overnight and drain the next morning. Grind with rest of the ingredients (except Eno) into a smooth fine paste of idli batter consistency.

Add Eno into the batter, mix well and prepare idlis immediately.

Grease idli pans, put the batter, place in the pressure cooker, and steam without the whistle for 10-15 mins or till done.Serve with any chutney/sauce/ketchup of your choice

Tastes best piping hot.


  • I have tried making these in the microwave but somehow the texture is not the same.
  • Couple of options that I make : do a tempering of oil+ mustard seeds + onions and mix into the batter before adding Eno ; add grated veggies.
  • You can use the same batter to make chillas/pancakes in a non stick pan, just don’t add Eno,


  1. There are so many recipes from here that I need to make, including these idlis!!! :)

    1. would fit in your 'mong dal' day

      p.s. do notice, I am calling it 'your'! ;-)