Saturday, May 18, 2013

Green Moong dal and spinach idli

Green Moong Dal and Spinach Idli is great for breakfast and snacks. It is delicious and nutritious and easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup split green Moong dal
  • 2-3 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1-2 Green Chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped Ginger 
  • pinch of Asafetida
  • 2 tablespoon Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon urad dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 5-6 cashew nuts broken
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ENO fruit salt
  • 2 tablespoon carrot grated (optional)

  • Procedure:

    1. Combine urad dal and split green moong dal, wash them and soak in water for 5-6 hours.
    2. Then strain the water from soaked dal. Grind soaked dal with yogurt, ginger, green chili, cumin seed, asafetida and cilantro to make a soft idli batter.
    3. Pour the batter in a bowl, add salt and mix well.
    4. Cover and let the batter ferment for 5-6 hours.
    5. Boil the water, add spinach and little sugar to it and cook it for 2 minutes,
    6. Now strain the spinach, puree it and add to the fermented batter.
    7. Add cashew nuts fried in little oil and grated carrot to the batter.
    8. Now add Eno fruit salt to batter and mix well. (Don't rest batter after adding Eno)
    9. Pour batter immediately into the greased idli plates and steam it for 10 minutes.
    10. Serve hot with tangy chutney as red bell pepper / green chutney.
    Sending this Recipe to Archana's Kitchen - Summer Fiesta Food Event,
     Easy to Prepare in 15 minutes  and also Monsoon Temptations @ Indian Delights.
     Nivedhanam's Page and Priya's cws page , Healthy me and healthy us- Priya‘s event hosted by Kalyani

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