Chana dal idli is another variation of South Indian Breakfast Idli. Chana dal idli, as the name suggests is made with chana dal and rice in almost similar way as rice idli is made, and it tastes so good on it’s own. I usually serve chana dal Idli with plain sambhar and gun powder for the breakfast. For evening South Indian style tiffin, I prefer to serve it as mini idli with an easy tempering along with filter coffee or a cup of masala tea.
If you follow me on Instagram you already know my love of Idli. How I love to experiment and try different types of traditional Idli recipes. But traditional is not only I restrict myself to , as I like to take a slightly different path sometimes and try variations. This chana dal idli and another one a multigrain idli ( I will post soon) are slight variation from traditional idli recipes like Ragi Idli or Rice Idli.
Why Chana dal Idli? The idea of making chana dal idli started with my attempt to eat food that has low GI. Although this idli recipe can not exactly described as low GI, it still contains rice, but chana dal is lower in GI value than urd dal, so it’s an improvement. You know, my attempt is always to make food as much as healthy as possible without compromising taste, So, till I come up more ideas to make idli healthier or lower in GI value, I will stick to this recipe of making chana dal idli.
Although this is not exactly a chai nashta recipe per say but I still consider it one because south Indian tiffin is similar concept to North Indian chai nashta, so this goes under South Indian Chai Nashta :). That reminds me Are you following my Chai Nashta series from My Breakfast Table yet ?
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If you are idli lover like me you may like to try Soft Rice Idli with tips of making soft rice idli and Coconut chutney that is served with it. Ragi Idli or Fried Idli and Podi Idli , Kanchipuram Idli are another variations of Idli recipes. If you like to know about different varieties of Idlis and history about origin of idli, you may want to read this article on Idli Varieties and History of Origin of Idli
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