Moong Dal Idlis, Healthy Moong Dal Idlis

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South Indian Snacks , while mostly nutritious, are not always suitable for those with high blood sugar. This diabetes-friendly version of Idli replaces rice with wholesome moong dal and vegetables. Relish this popular snack with sizzling hot Sambhar or Healthy Coconut Chutney

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 12 idlis
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1 cup green moong dal (split green gram)
3 tbsp grated carrot
3 tbsp grated cabbage
1 tbsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tsp besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp fruit salt
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1/2 tsp oil for greasing

For Serving
4 tbsp healthy coconut chutney

  1. Roast the moong dal in a non-stick pan till all the raw smell disappears. Cool and soak in water overnight.
  2. Next day, drain and discard the water. Grind the dal in a mixer to a thick paste using little water if required.
  3. Add the carrots, cabbage, ginger-green chilli paste, besan, coriander and salt and mix well.
  4. Sprinkle the fruit salt on it and then a few drops of water on the fruit salt.
  5. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  6. Pour the mixture gently into greased idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes till they are done.
  7. Serve hot with healthy coconut chutney.

Nutrient values per idli with 1 tbsp
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatCalciumFolic AcidFibre
75 kcal 3.3 gm 8.3 gm 1.8 gm 13.9 mg 19.5 mcg 0.2 gm

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Moong Dal Idlis
 on 12 Jan 16 03:23 PM

Without the use of any soda-bi-carb, just with regular fermenting the idlis had turned out very good. Tasted good with sambhar when served hot. Henceforth I will serve only these healthy moong dal idlis to my father who is a diabetic. tx for the recipe.