Chanadal Idli With Aloo Bhaji


Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to share a different version of one of the healthiest breakfasts of India, rice idli. It is Chana dal idli. It is really very handy and super fun to make. I have teamed it up with a potato curry which too is a very easy preparation. It can ideally be had as a very interesting breakfast and I hope you will like it too and try making it sometime. So let’s start with the making—

Ingredients:-For the chanadal idlis:-

  1. Chana Dal-1 cup
  2. Boiled Rice-2 cups
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Curd-1 big spoon
  5. Eno-1 tsp
  6. Salt-According to taste
  7. Cilantro-Finely chopped

For the aloo bhaji:-

  1. Potato-4
  2. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  3. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  4. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  5. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  7. Coconut Milk- 2 tbsp(optional)
  8. Salt-According to taste
  9. Fresh Lemon Juice-1 tsp

For the tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Dry Red Chilly-1
  3. Bay Leaf-1
  4. Asafoetida-A pinch
  5. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp


Step 1

To make the idlis, soak the rice and dal separately for 4 hours at least and grind them slightly coarsely. Mix in the curd, salt, green chilies, cilantro and ferment it for a few hours. When you are ready to prepare the idlis, then only add the eno salt.

Step 2

Steam the idlis till done in a steamer.

Step 3

IMG_5567 (1).jpgTo make the aloo bhaji, boil the potatoes. Chop them. Now take a pan and add the tempering ingredients in it. Next add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder, tomato puree, salt and fry for half a minute. Next, add in the cut potatoes. Saute it for a minute and then add water for the gravy. You can add some coconut milk also but it is optional. Let it simmer for a while. Garnish with some fresh lemon juice.

Our Chanadal idli with aloo bhaji is done. Serve the dish in breakfast. You can also team it with curd and mint chutney.

Do try this recipe. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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