Power Idli

These idlis have neither rice nor rawa but only dals – healthy, tasty and an ideal breakfast snack. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Power Idli

Power Idli

Main Ingredients Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal)
Cuisine South Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 10-15 hour
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 1 cup split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), soaked 
  • 1 cup split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), soaked
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-green chilli paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut chutney to serve


  1. Drain and put split black gram and split green gram into a blender jar. Add sufficient water and blend to a fine paste. Transfer into a large bowl and whisk well. Cover the bowl and set aside in a warm place to ferment for 6-8 hours.
  2. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. 
  3. Heat sufficient water in a steamer, pour the batter into greased idli moulds and steam for 12-15 minutes. Take them off the heat.
  4. Dip spoon in water and scoop out the idlis from the mould and arrange them in a serving platter. Serve hot with coconut chutney.