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Moong Dal and Spinach Idli

Moong Dal and Spinach Idli

Here's a recipe which would be most suited to diabetics, as the elimination of rice in this recipe reduces the calorie count and the addition of spinach and moong dal adds a lot of health benefits to it!

Moong Dal and Spinach Idli

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 12 mins
Makes 10 idlis

1/2 cup yellow moong dal , soaked for 3 hours
3/4 cup blanched and roughly chopped spinach
3 green chillies , roughly chopped
1 tbsp fresh low-fat curds
salt to taste
1/2 tsp soda
1/4 tsp oil for greasing

For Serving
sambhar or any vegetable chutney

1. Combine the yellow moong dal, spinach and green chillies and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste without using water.
2. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add curds and salt and mix well.
3. Just before steaming, add soda to the batter and pour 2 tsp of water over it.
4. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
5. Grease the idli moulds using oil, put spoonfuls of the batter into the idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
6. Cool slightly, de-mould and serve immediately with sambhar or any vegetable chutney.


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