Moong Dal Idli Recipe
Idlis are popular across India as they are super healthy and easy to make. Try these super soft and delicious Moong Dal Idli Recipe which is made of yellow moong dal, rice and fenugreek seeds. They make an ideal breakfast or snack recipe and can be served with any chutney of your choice.
Moong Dal Idli Recipe is super simple to make. Most people try making idlis at home but sometimes it fails.The result is hard idilis which do not fluff up. This could be because the batter does not ferment properly or the proportions of the ingredients are wrong.
You cannot go wrong with Moong Dal Idli because the proportion is equal parts of rice and equal part of moong dal with a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds. So simple right! The result is a perfect fermented batter which when steamed makes appetizing soft idilis that you cannot resist.
Fermented food is healthier for you as the fermentation process breaks down the starches present in the batter so that they are more readily metabolized by the body. Moong dal idlis are low in calories and protein packed and hence makes a healthy breakfast.
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How to make Moong Dal Idli Recipe
To begin making Moong Dal Idli Recipe wash and soak the moong dal and methi seeds together for three hours.
Wash and soak the rice for three hours.
After three hours blend the moong dal and methi seeds in a mixer grinder to make a smooth batter and pour into a large bowl.
Add the rice to the same blender and blend to make a smooth batter. Pour the rice batter into the moong dal batter.Add salt to it and mix well to combine.Cover the bowl with a lid and let it ferment for 8 hours.
After 8 hours you will notice air pockets in the moong dal and rice batter. Gently mix and keep it aside.
Grease a mini idli pan with ghee. Spoon batter into the pan.
Prepare the idli steamer with a little water at the bottom. Place the filled idli racks in the steamer. Place the steamer on high heat and steam the Moong dal idlis for 15 minutes.
After 10 minutes of steaming, turn off the heat. Open the steamer and insert a knife or a tooth pick to test whether the idlis are cooked. If nothing sticks then the idlis are perfectly steamed.
Now you can remove the Moong dal idlis from the steamer.