Dhal Idli

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Total Time:
8 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Moong dhal - 1 cup
  • Urad dhal - 1 cup
  • Rice - 2 tbsp (can be avoided on fasting days)
  • For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp - mustard
  • 2 tsp - gram dhal
  • 1 - ginger (small), cut into fine pieces
  • Curry leaves
  • Green chillies -2 (optional)
  • 1 tsp - jeera
  • A pinch - hing
  • 5-6 - cashewnuts | 2 - tomatoes

How to Make Dhal Idli

  • Soak moong dhal, urad dhal and rice for at least half an hour to 45 minutes.
  • Grind coarsely and leave to ferment for at least 6 hrs. (It's enough if it's fermented lightly)
  • Season with all the above ingredients in little hot ghee.
  • Add finely cut coriander leaves and proceed as normal idli making.
  • For chutney:
  • Grind equal quantities of tomato and coriander with green chillies.
  • Season with mustard and hing.
  • Pour the ground paste and allow it to boil till it is semi solid.
  • This chutney goes well with the above idli.
  • Variations: To the batter you can add grated carrot, shelled peas, corn can also add frozen vegetables.