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Moong Dal & Brown Rice Idly

Moong Dal & Brown Rice Idly is a perfect breakfast idea which is super healthy and delicious! 
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine south indian


  • 2 cups moong dal Yellow
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 tsp methi seeds
  • pinch hing Generous pinch would be great
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 - 3 chillies dry red
  • Handful curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Eno fruit salt


  • Dry roast the yellow moong dal till it starts turning slightly brown. You can skip this step but I really think it enhances the flavour of the idly a lot.
  • After it cools a bit, wash and soak along with the one cup brown rice. Let it soak overnight.
  • In the morning, grind it to a smooth batter and let it sit for an hour or so.
  • Heat oil in a small pan, add hing and roast for about 10 secs. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves and red chillies. Fry for 1 minute and add it to the batter.
  • Add the eno to the batter and mix it combined.
  • Steam the idlies for 10-12 minutes and serve hot with chutney or sambhar.


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