Green Gram Idli

1 cup – green gram
1 handful – urad dal
Salt and green chilli
1 tsp – soda bicarbonate (Add it when you are making the idli)


  1. Soak the green gram and urad dhal together.
  2. Grind to a coarse paste with salt and green chillies.
  3. Pour the batter in the idli moulds, steam it for 8 minutes.
  4. Serve hot with ginger or garlic chutney. ( see below)

Note: 1. If you are using the batter immediately, add soda bicarbonate.
2. You can also ferment it; if fermenting do not add soda as it becomes fluffy naturally.
3. As this idli is bland serve it with really spicy ginger chutney.

Ginger Chutney

1 inch piece – ginger
2 tbsp – coconut, scraped
Green chillies – 2-3
1 tbs pureed apple
1 tbsp – tamarind
1 tsp – ground mustard seeds
Salt and oil


  1. Heat a tsp of coconut oil in a wok and fry the ginger and chillies slightly.
  2. Then add the coconut and switch off the flame.
  3. Grind everything coarsely with other ingredients and add salt.
  4. Season with mustard.
  5. Adjust tanginess, sweetness and spice according to taste.

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