ShareBored with same old taste of Idlis? Its time to try out this recipe.This recipe is low on carbs and high in protein.So makes it a guilt free eating experience.
The ghee and cashews added here may be omitted for the health concious.

Ingredients for the Idlis:
  • Chana dal(gram dal)-1cup
  • Urad dal-1cup
  • Rice-1/4th cup
  • Grated carrots for garnish
Soak the above ingredients in water for about 4 hours and grind to a fine paste.

Add a tsp of salt and let it ferment for 6 hours or overnight with a lid closed.

Ingredients for the tempering(tadka):

  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Ghee-2tbsp
  • Chana dal-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  • Cumin seeds(jeera)-1/2tsp
  • Cashew nuts-few
  • Chopped curry leaves-one string
  • Hing(asofetida)-a pinch
Heat the oil and ghee together and add the spices one by one and fry till a nice aroma arises.Switch off stove.Cool
Mix the tempering with the fermented batter.Mix well.Add finely chopped corriander leaves,1/2 inch chopped ginger and 2 chopped green chillies.Mix well.Check for salt.Add more if required.

Pour the fermented batter into the Idli moulds .Add grated carrots for garnisg.Steam them for about 15mins or till the Idlis are cooked.

To check,pierce the tip of a wet knife into the idlis.It cooked well,the knife comes out clean.
Remove Idlis from moulds and serve hot with chutney/sambar.

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    Priya said...

    Dal idli looks fabulous and tempting...

  1. ... on February 8, 2010 at 6:14 PM  
  2. ARUNA said...

    Those idlis look delish!

  3. ... on February 8, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
  4. Siddhi S said...

    wow anjum very innovative idlis, nice recipe, vl try surely..thy luk very delicous

  5. ... on February 8, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
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