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Green Moong Dal Idli ( Split Green Gram Idli)

SweetySanjay Tayal
10 minutes
Prep Time
360 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Green Moong Dal Idli ( Split Green Gram Idli) RECIPE

Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular south Indian snack.Since green moong dal used in this recipe the idli has a pleasant texture, taste and colour. It is a nutritious, protein-rich idli.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Kids Recipes
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 cup green moong dal ( split green gram)
  2. 1/4 tsp fenugreek( methi) seeds (optional)
  3. 2 green chillies, chopped
  4. 1 tbsp ginger paste
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 1 tsp fruit salt ( Eno)


  1. Soak 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 chopped chillies, ginger paste ,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. Pour 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 or sauce.

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Shashi Bhargava
Shashi Bhargava   May-02-2017

Looks good

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