Friday, September 23, 2011

Ragi & Mung Bean Idli (Finger Millet & Mung Bean Steamed Duplings)

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Looking for a low carbohydrate and high protein breakfast, then give this Idli a try. With ground batter in hand this is so easy to make on a busy morning. Finger millet with its dark brown color is much superior in terms of nutrition when compared to other millet varieties. With no gluten in them this is such a ideal grain for people on gluten free diet. Very easy to digest and a good source of Iron and calcium finger millet is one of the first table foods given to babies in certain parts of India.  If you are looking for ways to include this grain in your diet, give this one a try and I am sure you are going to like it.



Preparation Time - 10 Minutes

Cooking Time - 15 Minutes

Serves - 16 to 18 Idlis





Ingredients



Yellow Mung Dal - 1/2 Cup

Urad dal - 1/2 Cup

Ragi seeds -  2 Cups

Eno - 1/2 Tsp

Salt - 1 1/2 Tsp or to taste

Chopped coconut - 1/4 cup



Tempering -

Coconut Oil - 1 Tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp

Split urad dal - 1 Tsp

Green chili - 2 or more to taste

Grated Ginger - 1 Tbsp



Method



1) Rinse and soak the dals for 2 hours and the ragi for 6 - 8 hours. Once well soaked, drain them and grind them separately into a fine batter.  Add little water at the time of grinding and more water can be added later if desired.



2) Add salt and mix thoroughly and leave this overnight to ferment.



3) Heat oil, once it is hot add all the tempering ingredients and once they are done add it to the batter.

Also add the coconut pieces and combine thoroughly.



4) Take the Idli molds & grease then with a thin layer of oil. Heat a pressure cooker or idli vessel with enough water. To the ground batter add eno and mix thoroughly. The whole batter will fluff up nicely, now pour the batter in the molds and steam it for 15 minutes in medium heat and then switch off the stove.  Insert a knife in the center of the idli to check if it comes clean to make sure, the idli is properly cooked.



5) Remove them and serve the Idlis with your choice of chutney and sambar.



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Also sending this to Serve it Steamed hosted by Krithi's Kitchen an event started by Denny's

36 comments:

Kalyani's Platter said...

Wow idlis look healthy and delicious ...

Raji said...

That's one power packed breakfast. I am too bored of ordinary idlis...these sound very interesting.

Priti said...

Healthy and yummy way to start the day....

Kalyani said...

lovely combo ! and healthy too ! thanks for sharing !

Cheers
Kalyani
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Now Serving said...

Addition of mung dal is new to me since I make these SO often with just urad - will definitely like to try this variation :) thanks for sharing!

Alpana said...

Wow.......very healthy recipe......I will surely try this.....Thanks for sharing.

Priya Sreeram said...

nice addition of mung dal- nice recipe !

cookingvarieties said...

hi and wish i have tasted this,, in fact i have never seen this before. the food looks great in the photo tho//
have a nice day.

Deeksha said...

Healthy and delicious idlis. Nice combo!

Charles said...

Wow, I'm learning a lot today. First some other blogs I follow are teaching me new things and now this - I've never heard of idli before. What is "eno" by the way? Looks like a wonderful breakfast by the way! :)

Vardhini said...

Wow .. healthy and different idli .. new one. Thx for the recipe.

Vardhini
Zesty Palette

Vidhya said...

I have never tried making Idlli with millet,reicipe sounds so good.Will try this out and let you know.

divya said...

Healthy and delicious idlis. Nice combo!

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simply.food said...

Beautiful click. Looks healthy and delicious. Yes do send it to flavours of South India.

Miriam said...

Your menu is amazing :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Sarah said...

this is packed with nutritious goodness.. how wonderful!

Priya said...

Wat a nutritious idli, absolutely inviting and healthy..

aipi said...

I love how you always come up with such healthy ideas ~ kudos!
USMasala

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, very different idli, but sounds healthy.

Sobha Shyam said...

healthy and delicious idlis..

Pasta and Paratha said...

Idlis are as it is such a healthy breakfast and you come up with healthier alternatives in that too !! great innovative recipe !

Ammu's said...

A healthy dish & very innovative too.

Uma said...

Today I made ragi idly only for breafast. But your version seems very healthy and perfect to follow. I'll bring into action when I prepare next time.

Cheers,
Uma

Jay said...

thanks for this healthy version...sounds great..:)
Tasty Appetite

Amina said...

innovative and healthy idly.. thanks for sharing..

Jiboombaa said...

like the low fat version of this Idli recipe. new combo too.

Sobha Shyam said...

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Bindu said...

healthy & delicious idli..

Kaveri said...

A very healthy and nutritious breakfast...looks good

Akila said...

simply yummy and healthy...

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Regards,
Akila

Ramya said...

very healthy ones...

Tummy Delites said...

wow.. thnx for providing us variety of ragi recipies...

Chaitanya said...

healthy and different idly very new one, love to have them
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Indulge said...

Will soon try and update you. It's a good sunday brunch menu.
LOve Ash.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks for this supergood and healthy Ragi Idli dear.Luks Yumm n spongy

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