Palak Chola Dal Idli, Breakfast Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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This idli breaks all stereotypical notions that we usually have about idli – it is not made of rice and urad, it does not require fermentation, yet it is super tasty!
Two off-beat ingredients – chola dal and palak form the base of this tasty idli, which gains some additional flavour from ingredients like ginger, green chillies and lemon juice. A dash of fruit salt enables you to cook the batter immediately without requiring any fermentation.
This no-fuss recipe does not require much preparatory work – just plan ahead and soak the chola dal, that’s all. Together with chutney and sambhar, the Palak Chola Dal Idli makes a wonderful breakfast.
You can also try other recipes like Poha Dhokla and Sevaiyan Upma for breakfast.
- Combine the chola dal, spinach and lemon juice along with ½ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
- Transfer the mixture in a deep bowl, add the ginger-green chilli paste and salt and mix well.
- Add the fruit salt and 1 tbsp of water and mix gently.
- Pour spoonful of the batter into greased idli moulds.
- Steam in an idli steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till they are cooked.
- Repeat with the remaining batter to make more idlis.
- Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney.
Nutrient values per idli
|Vitamin A||135.5 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0 mg|
|Vitamin C||0.8 mg|
|Folic Acid||3 mcg|
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