Idli Recipe With Moong Dal Sambhar - Idli Bites!

South Indian dishes are known for breakfast and snacks as it is light, healthy, and delicious at the same time. Idli is one of the lightest snacks eaten in India; the range is marvelous. Eat it as fried idli, masala idli, sambar idli for all of these, and there is only one idli ki recipe. Once the base is ready, it can be customised as per the taste of one’s own, which is very easy and hassle-free to make. There are different dishes made from the same batter, which also has different taste and texture, and that is how every dish stands out on its own. Idli ki recipe is most simple to make and can be had with sambar or coconut chutney. This idli ki recipe batter can also be used to make hot dosas in very less time. Let’s look at the ingredients for idli ki recipe.

Idli ki Recipe ki Info:

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins

Total Time

45 Mins




Main course

Idli with Moong Dal Sambar Ingredients:

For Idli ki recipe:

  • Idli batter
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Water as required

For Moong Dal Sambar:

  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • 2 tbsp toor dal
  • 15 pearl onions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 red chillies
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp Sambhar powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • Oil for frying
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • One pinch hing
  • Water

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Idli ki recipe:

  • Transfer the idli batter in a large vessel and check its consistency. If the consistency is not adequate, add some water and mix continuously.
  • Add some salt in the batter and mix properly if required.
  • After the batter is ready, take an idli steamer and pour 2-3 cups of water and let it heat on a medium flame.
  • Grease the idli mould with oil and pour the mixture in it.
  • Place the idli mould in a steamer when the water starts to boil and cover it with a lid. Let it heat on a medium flame for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the idli is cooked, remove it from the mould into a platter. Serve this idli ki recipe with sambar and coconut chutney.

We hope you liked our very simple yet tasty Idli ki recipe! This recipe is for everyone; it is so light and healthy, and easy to digest. The nutritional benefits of Idli are numerous, but the main benefit is you get the taste and health together! Give it a try and you will know for yourself.


To make Moong Dal Sambar:

  • In a pan, take a spoonful of oil and let it heat. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Once you hear the sound of spluttering, add red chillies, green chillies, and curry leaves.
  • Sauté for some time.
  • Add pearl onions and sauté them properly until they turn brown.
  • Now add tomatoes and sauté them properly until they turn soft and mushy.
  • Once ready, add hing and sambhar powder. Mix it properly.
  • Add water and cooked dal. Mix until the consistency of the dal is thin.
  • Allow the sambhar to mix properly.

Garnish it with coriander leaves or any other garnishing of your choice. Your Moong Dal Sambhar is now ready.