Healthy Masala Idli recipe with short video and step by step pictures. This idli is one of the most healthiest form with complete protein ,calcium rich and taste enriched . Regular idli batter used to make soft idli is used here but addition of Dill leaves is extra. To make idli more nutritious , my mom used to do this way . Also this is one of the main dish on Ganesha Chaturthi at my home. Onions are not added if it is offered to God but for making it more tasty and delicious and if it is for breakfast , it can be added.

Why Idli’s with Dill leaves? Just making it more nutritious. You can also add grated carrot but I have not added because dill leaves are as it is rich in calcium , iron , fibre and vitamin c. So kept it simple by adding only dill leaves, coriander leaves , chopped onions , soaked lentils and green chilies. This idli gives you a good taste and the pungent smell of dill leaves gets unnoticed. I named it as Healthy Masala Idli because undoubtedly its healthy because of extra addition of Dill leaves and lentils. Also Idli is a Complete Protein because it is a combination of Cereals and Pulses . For more information and better understanding regarding eating right , please read here.

Nutrition for Women

Dill leaves are one of the richest source of plant based Calcium . And many doesn’t like the pungent smell of Dill leaves. Hence it is not included in many of our regular diet . But Dill leaves are very nutritious and adding in diet is very much important .

For all women above 30 , I recommend to eat this leafy vegetable in any form at least thrice a week . Bone density starts to deteriorate once you step into 30’s . So eating calcium rich food is very important and Dill leaves are one among them. And also its rich in Iron which helps you to stay active with full of energy. So if you ever feel tired , lethargic and dipping energies try adding iron rich food like raisins, dates ,poultry , beans and green leafy vegetables in your diet.

Breakfast plate should always be nutritious , so eating right is the only key for healthy slimmer body. If you are looking for weight loss ,then consider eating a nutritious breakfast. Nutritious and Healthy Breakfast need not be bland with only sprouts and salads , you can also consider few other Indian healthy breakfast that your palate desire for and also loved by your body .

Other Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Weight Loss are : Methi Dosa , Set Dosa , Green Gram Dosa , Methi Matar Oats Pulao, Methi Pulao , Oats Idli , Oats Omelette and Scrambled Egg with Mushroom. All the breakfast recipes mentioned here are protein and fibre rich recipes ,which aids in Weight Loss.

RECIPE CARD FOR MAKING HEALTHY MASALA IDLI

Healthy Masala Idli
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Healthy Masala Idli | Dill Idli

Healthy Masala idli is one of the most nutritious and healthiest idli made with dill leaves and extra lentils to make a complete protein and calcium rich food.
Prep Time14 hrs 7 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time14 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka, South India
Keyword: Breakfast_Ideas, Healthy, Weight Loss
Servings: 20 Makes
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Idli moulds
  • Idli cooker or Pressure cooker
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients

For Soft Idli Batter

  • 1 cup Idli Rice
  • 1/2 cup Whole Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Methi Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Ice cold water , for grinding
  • 11/2 tsp Rock salt

For Healthy Masala

  • 1/2 cup Dill leaves ,chopped
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves ,chopped
  • 1 tsp Green Chilli , finely chopped less spice variant
  • 1 no Onion ,medium size, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Bits ,Chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp Chana Dal ,soaked
  • 2-3 Tbsp Moong Dal ,soaked

Instructions

Making Soft Idli Batter in mixer

  • Wash idli rice 2-3 times , till water runs clear and soak it for 6 hrs.
  • Wash Whole Urad dal, methi seeds and soak it separately for 4-6 hrs.
  • Drain water completely from both rice and urad dal and set it aside.
  • Transfer urad dal along with methi seeds into a mixer , add 2 Tbsp of cold water .
  • Grind to a smooth batter , sprinkle ice cold water if necessary while grinding. Once batter is smooth enough ,batter will should up small bubbles .
  • Then transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add soaked idli rice into the same mixer and grind to a coarse paste.
  • Meanwhile add little water (less than 1/4 cup) and grind again to get free flowing batter . Touch batter between your palms and you should feel the coarse rava texture.
  • Now transfer the rice batter into a mixing bowl .
  • Add in prepared urad dal batter to rice batter , 1 Tsp of rock salt and mix in with your hands.
  • Close the lid of mixing bowl and keep in a warm place overnight or 8-10 hours for fermentation.

To make Healthy Masala Idli

  • Soak Chana Dal and moong dal for 1-1.30 hours ( I soak it overnight, as it becomes easy for me prepare idli, early morning) .
  • Next day ,once the batter is fermented , mix gently with a ladle.
  • Drain water from soaked chana dal and moong dal and add to batter.
  • Keep water in Idli Cooker , let it come to boil.
  • Whilst , add in 1/2 cup of chopped dill leaves , 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped onion, green chillies and bits of coconut.Mix well
  • Grease Idli Moulds with oil and pour ladle full of batter in each section .
  • Place the arranged idli plates in idli cooker or pressure cooker.
  • Close the lid ( if using pressure cooker , don't use vent ) and cook for 10 minutes only on medium- high heat.
  • Give standing time of 5 minutes, before opening the lid.
  • Remove idli plate , wet the idli mould base with water and carefully remove idlis with a spoon.
  • Serve it hot with coconut chutney, Idli podi and ghee.

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Healthy Masala Idli

Step by Step Directions for making Healthy Masala Idli:

Making Soft Idli Batter in mixer

Wash idli rice 2-3 times , till water runs clear and soak it for 6 hrs.

Wash Whole Urad dal, methi seeds and soak it separately for 4-6 hrs.

Drain water completely from both rice and urad dal and set it aside.

Transfer urad dal along with methi seeds into a mixer , add 2 Tbsp of cold water .

Grind to a smooth batter , sprinkle ice cold water if necessary while grinding. Once batter is smooth enough ,batter will should up small bubbles. Then transfer into a bowl and set aside.

Add soaked idli rice into the same mixer and grind to a coarse paste.

Meanwhile add less than 1/4 cup of water and grind again to get free flowing batter . Touch batter between your palms and you should feel the coarse rava texture.

Now transfer the rice batter into a mixing bowl .

Add in prepared urad dal batter to rice batter .

Add 11/2 Tsp of rock salt .

Mix in with your hands.

Close the lid of mixing bowl and keep in a warm place overnight or 8-10 hours for fermentation.

To make Healthy Masala Idli

Soak Chana Dal and moong dal for 1-1.30 hours ( I soak it overnight, as it becomes easy for me prepare idli, early morning) .

Next day ,once the batter is fermented .

Mix gently with a ladle.

Drain water from soaked chana dal and moong dal and add to batter.

Keep water in Idli Cooker , let it come to boil.

Whilst , add in 1/2 cup of chopped dill leaves , 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped onion, green chillies and bits of coconut.

Mix well .

Grease Idli Moulds with oil .

Pour ladle full of batter in each section .

Place the arranged idli plates in idli cooker or pressure cooker.

Close the lid ( if using pressure cooker , don’t use vent ) and cook for 10 minutes only on medium- high heat.

Give standing time of 5 minutes and then open the lid.

Remove idli plate , wet the idli mould base with water and carefully remove idlis with a spoon.

Serve it hot with coconut chutney, Idli podi and ghee.

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