Rice and Moong Dal Idli


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Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular South Indian snack, Idli, which is traditionally made with rice and urad dal. The well-tested proportions of rice and green moong dal used in this recipe result in a pleasant texture, taste and colour, which will be loved by all your family members. It is a nutritious, protein-rich idli, further enhanced with vitamin-rich vegetables.

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Soaking time:  5 to 6 hours
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Makes 16 idlis
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  1. Soak the rice, moong dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl with enough water for 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Drain and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using little water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the carrots, spring onion whites and greens and salt and mix well.
  4. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt to the batter and pour 2 tsp of water over it.
  5. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  6. Put a little batter into each greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for 10 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
  7. Cool slightly, demould and serve immediately with nutritious green chutney.

Handy tip:

  1. The idli is done when a toothpick or a knife inserted in its center comes out clean.
Nutrient values per idli
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatFibreVitamin AAcid
36 calories 1.6 gm 7.2 gm 0.1 gm 0.8 gm 60.3 mcg 7.7 mcg
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Reviewed September 18, 2012by Vinita_Raj

Nice soft idlis for breakfast. Rice and moong dal form an ideal balance of carbs and protein.

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