Weight-loss High-Protein Idli Recipe

Japleen Kaur

Recipe by Japleen Kaur

Weight-loss High-Protein Idli Recipe

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Total Time

3 hours

  • Vegetables are optional
  • Moong Dal - 300 gm
  • Yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Salt acc to taste
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • We went ahead and tried our hands on creating a high protein, low carb version of our beloved dish, and trust us, it tastes even better than the regular one. Try our Weight-loss High-Protein Idli Recipe.

    Weight-loss High-Protein Idli Recipe
    • Soak the Moong dal along with 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds for 6 hours in 3 cups of water.
    • Strain the water and transfer the soaked dal to a blender and blend it to make a smooth paste.
    • Add salt to the batter and using your hands mix the batter nicely for 1-2 minutes.
    • Make sure that the batter should have a nice pouring consistency.
    • Add 1/2 cup of Curd to the batter and leave it overnight for fermentation outside.
    • Grease the idli molds with little oil and then fill them with the batter and cook in a steamer for 10-12 minutes.
    • (You can add chopped vegetables if you want to add them at this stage)
    • Then, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and remove the idlis from the mold.
    • Serve with Peanut or Mint Chutney
    • Enjoy!

    Health Benefits of Weight Loss High Protein Idli

    • Moong beans are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce your risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, etc.
    • Moong dal also contains antioxidants such as vitexin and is vitexin that may protect against free radical damage that occurs during heatstroke.
    • They may help lower blood pressure and also contain a variety of nutrients that are great for digestive health.
    • Moong dal also helps slash your calorie intake, which aids weight loss.
    • They’re also high in iron, protein, and fiber, which women need more during pregnancy.

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    For those who are on their weight-loss journey, idli makes a perfect companion but Idli is also mostly carbs in macros. Please make sure to consume this Weight-loss High-Protein Idli Recipe under the guidance of a dietitian/nutritionist.

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