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Moong Dal Palak Idli [Recipe]

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

What is Moong Dal Palak Idli?

Moong Dal Palak Idli is a steamed savory cake; which is prepared with, moong dal, yogurt, and spinach. This is a protein rich, light and a healthy dish. It includes yellow lentils, and spinach. Moong Dal Palak Idli is a quick dish, which is ready in no time, and is fully able to satisfy your taste buds. They are really beautiful and appetizing, as moong dal and palak complement each other in terms of flavor and color. This is perfect for a breakfast.

Let’s learn to make Moong Dal Palak Idli in 8 easy to understand quick steps.


  • yogurt – 1 cup
  • salt as per taste
  • baking soda -1 tsp
  • turmeric powder – 12 tsp
  • oil for brushing molds
  • split yellow gram, soaked overnight, drained & grounded into a paste – 2 cups
  • rice powder – 34 cup
  • blanched, and chopped spinach- 34 cup
  • green chilies, chopped -1
  • oil for greasing – 14 tsp



  1. well, add water if needed to make smooth batter.
  2. Add baking soda to the idli batter, and mix gently until it becomes fluffy.
  3. Cover the bowl, and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Grease the microwave-safe idli moulds and keep aside.
  5. Add the water in the microwave safe idli steamer and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of the batter into 4 greased idli moulds and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  7. Repeat this process with the remaining batter to make rest of the idlis.
  8. Serve hot with coriander chutney. Enjoy!

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