Moong Dal Idli Recipe

Make healthy Mung Dal Idlis with this easy recipe - requires no fermenting.

Mung Dal Idli is a nutritious variation of the plain Idli. It uses the highly healthy ingredient in Moong Dal (or Mung Dal or Green gram Dal). Moong Dal is high in proteins and is low on calories as well.

Moong Dal Idli Recipe 1
Moong Dal is a protein rich lentil

While Idli in itself is known for its unique taste (when combined with Chutney or Sambar), the Mung Dal here brings in a unique flavor the dish.

We recommend that you serve this for breakfast but it could fit in perfectly for Lunch or Dinner menus as well.

Side-dish recommendations for Moong Dal Idli can be:

Coconut Chutney
Vegetable Kurma

Try these other Idli recipes:

Plain Idli Recipe
Rava Idli with Dal Recipe
Vegetable Idli recipe

Serve these Idlis with Chutney or Sambar. Photo: Wikipedia

Check this recipe card below that show step-by-step process to make Moong Dal idli


Moong Dal Idli Recipe

Make healthy Mung Dal Idlis with this easy recipe – requires no fermenting.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 12 Idlis


  • 1 cup Mung Dal or Moong Dal or Green Gram Dal
  • 6 nos Green Chillies Chopped
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Coconut fresh, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cooking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or as per your taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • ½ cup Curd Yogurt, sour

How to make:

  • Soak dhal for 3 hours.
  • Grind coconut, green chillies, asafoetida and salt to a fine paste.
  • Grind dhal separately without water till it reaches a coarse rava (semolina) consistency.
  • Mix both the ground pastes together with curd.
  • Heat oil and fry mustard seeds and pour over the batter along with soda.
  • Mix the batter well and steam idlis as usual (Batter need not be fermented).
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