Moong Dal Idli
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Moong dal Idli is an interesting combination of health and taste. Here by using moong dal instead of conventional rice or rava, we have stepped up the protein content of the recipe. Proteins keep the stomach full for a longer time. So if taken for breakfast it will prevent us from eating anything till lunch and thus reduce our total caloric intake for the day. 

Prep time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins
Recommended portion Size : 2 idlis

Ingredients5 serves
Moong dal 1 cup- 200g
Coriander Leaves, finely chopped1 tbsp
Green peas, boiled2 tbsp
Baking soda¾ tsp
Salt½ tsp
For tempering
Oil1 tbsp
Mustard seeds½ tsp
Ginger , chopped½ inch
Green chilli, chopped1n
Curry leaves, roughly choppedfew
Cashews, chopped1 tbsp


Wash and soak moong dal for at least 3 hours

After 3 hours, drain water from the dal and grind it to smooth batter. Add water little by little till you get a thick batter like Idli batter.
Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add chopped ginger, green chili, curry leaves, cashews and fry till cashews turn light golden color    

Did you know?
Three different types of mustard- Black mustard is the most pungent, white mustard is the most mild and brown mustard is dark yellow and has a very pungent taste.

Add this tempering to the ground Moong Dal Batter.
Then, add the boiled green peas, chopped coriander leaves and salt to the batter.
Give the batter a good stir.
Just before making idlis add the baking soda. Grease idli plates and pour little batter in each mould.

Steam for 10 minutes or till they are done. 
Serve the moong idlis with pudina or peanut chutney. 

Nutritive value/ serve

( kcal)(G)(G)(G)(mg)Fibre, g

For Hyperlipidemia (high fiber recipes)
1) Moong toast
2) Sprout n corn salad
3) Palak Saag with Tofu

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