How to make Power Idli -

These idlis have neither rice nor rawa but only dals – healthy, tasty and an ideal breakfast snack.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal)

Cuisine : South Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Power Idli

Power Idli Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 10-15 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Power Idli Recipe

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) , soaked for 3-4 hours 1 cup

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) , soaked for 3-4 hours 1 cup

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Coconut chutney to serve


Step 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.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Heat sufficient water in a steamer, pour the batter into greased idli moulds and steam for 12-15 minutes. Take the moulds out of the steamer and set aside to cool slightly.

Step 4

Dip spoon in water and scoop out the idlis from the mould and arrange them on a serving platter. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.