Healthful & palatable bite sized idlis prepared from a batter of green mung dal, semolina and spinach. Green moong dal is rich in protein and fibre making this snack healthy and filling. Spinach imparts a gorgeous green colour and takes the nutritional value of this snack to the next level.
| Time: 30 minutes
1/2 cup green moong dal
2 tablespoons semolina (suji)
1 cup shredded spinach
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon green chilli paste
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons Eno Fruit Salt
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
Salt to taste
Grind the moong dal into flour in a grinder and keep aside.
Add spinach and yogurt to a blender/grinder and grind into a smooth paste.
Grease mini idli moulds and keep them aside.
Combine the moong dal flour, semolina, spinach paste and 1 cup of water in a large bowl. Mix well to avoid any lumps. Add oil, salt, asafoetida, ginger and green chilli paste. Mix well to make a smooth batter.
Add fruit salt to the batter and mix gently. Pour the batter immediately into the greased mini idli moulds and place it in the steamer. Steam it for about 10 minutes or till a knife or toothpick inserted comes out neat without any batter on it.
Turn off the heat and let the idlis cool for 5 minutes. Take them out in a serving dish and serve hot with tomato chutney. .