Sprouted Moong Dal Idli ~ Low Carb Indian Vegetarian Recipe

Sprouted Moong Dal Idli

For the last day of Low Carb Diet, I decided to go the Indian way! Nothing can beat an idli. And if you can have idlis, nothing like it. Of course, being on a diet, one feels one is deprived of everything unless one is satisfied with what is consumed.

So after two days of vegetables with paneer and moong dal patties to spice up the life, I decided to make these idlis. It’s made with sprouted moong dal, which is very low in carb in sprouted raw form. Even otherwise too, moong dal is prescribed for Low carb diet as in Diabetic diet.

Urad dal again is very healthy. I was apprehensive if these hold their shape, so added a pinch of soda just before steaming. Next time I might try without adding it. And yes, spice it more with chilies or stuffed versions.

One main factor one has to remember when on a diet is that, everything works for a while. So it’s always better to change after a short period. If weight loss is the objective, then regular exercise is a must, added with a healthy diet. From what I have researched and what I hear from Daddy, I know Diabetic Diet is very much suitable for weight reduction.

So I wanted to make sure I included something of those and making it low carb at the same time.

I hope you enjoyed reading these posts as much as I have enjoyed working on these.

Step by Step Pictures for making Sprouted Moong Dal Idli

Sprouted Moong Dal Idli

Ingredients Needed:

200 gms Moong Dal
100 gms Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
1 tsp Salt
A Pinch Baking Soda

How to make Sprouted Moong Dal Idli

To make Moong Sprouts – Refer this sprouts post for more detailed step by step post.

Wash and soak the moong dal overnight. Next day drain the water and tie the moong dal in a muslin cloth. Keep it out for 8 hrs, end of the time you will see the sprouts. If you making the idlies, use right away, else it can be refrigerated.

Meanwhile, soak the urad dal for 2 hrs. After 2 hrs, grind the sprouted moong dal to a smooth paste. Drain the urad dal and grind to a smooth paste separately. Mix together and add salt. Keep it covered and let it ferment for 2 hrs.

When ready to post, grease the idli molds, and steam as you regularly do.

Serve with spicy chutney.

Notes:

After steaming, leave it like that for 5 mins, so that the idlis get out of the molds easily.

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Sprouted Moong Dal Idli
Sprouted Moong Dal Idli is a low Carb Indian Vegetarian Recipe that will help those aiming to control their Carb intake as well as Diabetics.
Sprouted Moong Dal Idli
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Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Steamed
By Diet Diabetic
Dish Type Idli Varieties
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Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Steamed
By Diet Diabetic
Dish Type Idli Varieties
Servings
Ingredients
Sprouted Moong Dal Idli
Votes: 3
Rating: 4.33
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Making of Moong Sprouts
  1. Wash and soak the moong dal overnight. Next day drain the water and tie the moong dal in a muslin cloth. Keep it out for 8 hrs, end of the time you will see the sprouts. If you making the idlies, use right away, else it can be refrigerated.
Making the Idlis
  1. Meanwhile, soak the urad dal for 2 hrs. After 2 hrs, grind the sprouted moong dal to a smooth paste. Drain the urad dal and grind to a smooth paste separately. Mix together and add salt. Keep it covered and let it ferment for 2 hrs.
  2. When ready to post, grease the idli molds, and steam as you regularly do.
  3. Serve with spicy chutney.
Recipe Notes

After steaming, leave it like that for 5 mins, so that the idlis get out of the molds easily.

Refer this sprouts post for more detailed step by step post. to make Moong Sprouts.

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16 comments

  1. These idlis look fantastic. .and so healthy. The udad daal will hold but somehow I feel that little soda or Eno is important. .without that they might not be as fluffy. So don't skip next time 🙂

  2. This is exactly what I was looking for. A veggie Low Carb option.

    I have been "low carbing" for some while now, but was restricted to mostly meats and cream based recipes.

    Just a quick question – is Urad dal okay to have in a low carb regime?

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