How to make Mini Chana Dal Idli - SK Khazana -

Chana dal replaces urad dal in these idlis – a delightful breakfast snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal grams (chana dal), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Mini Chana Dal Idli - SK Khazana

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India’s peninsular region comprises of four states that can all together boast of around a dozen different cuisines. This is more than any other part of Asia.
There is something unique about the South Indian food that evokes extreme devotion from all who take pride in its food culture. 
South Indian cuisine has its own niche. If you are in Andhra Pradesh you will relish a coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayalseema cuisine in addition to Mughlai in Nizami style. Karnataka? It will give you north Karnataka, Saraswat, Coorgi and Mangalorean cuisines. Take a trip to Tamil Nadu to relish its Chettinad cuisine, Madurai and Coimbatore styles of cooking. Kerala, God’s own country, has the Moplah, the Syrian Christian and the Palakkad Iyer food to boast of.
South Indian food is based on a calculated and scientific culture that has been passed down from one generation to another. There is a basic understanding of what to eat in the winters and summers, what not to when one is ill, what to eat to avoid being ill and what to eat when one has a fever. There are no owners for these rules but these safely guarded secrets and recipes are an integral part of traditional South Indian home cooking.

Prep Time : 15-20 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mini Chana Dal Idli - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split Bengal grams (chana dal) soaked for 8 hours 1 1/2 cups

  • Rice soaked for 8 hours 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for greasing

  • Coconut chutney to serve


Step 1

Drain and grind split Bengal gram with little water to a smooth batter. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Drain and grind rice with little water to a smooth batter. Transfer into the same bowl and mix well with your hand. Set aside to ferment for 7-8 hours.

Step 3

Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and salt mix well. Heat sufficient water in a steamer.

Step 4

Apply oil to mini idli tray. Pour batter into the dents with a spoon. Place the idli tray in the steamer and steam for 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the tray from the steamer, let it cool slightly before removing the idlis.

Step 6

Serve the idlis warm with coconut chutney.

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