Sweet Idli, How To Make Sweet Idli

Here’s an innovative twist to one of South India’s most traditional recipes! In this unique Sweet Idli recipe, the idli batter is layered with a pooran of moong dal, coconut and jaggery flavoured mildly with cardamom powder.

Once steamed, this gives rise to soft, fluffy idlis with a pleasantly-sweet stuffing. You can serve this as a tea-time snack, or as a sweet jodi for savoury idlis at breakfast time.

Sweet Idli, How To Make Sweet Idli

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Sweet Idli, How To Make Sweet Idli

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 idlis
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2 cups idli batter
oil for greasing

For The (moong Dal Jaggery) Stuffing
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
2 tbsp grated jaggery (gur)
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/4 cup grated coconut

For Serving

  1. Heat a small non-stick pan, add the yellow moong dal and dry roast on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, add the jaggery, cardamom powder, coconut and mix very well with your hands. Keep aside.
  3. Grease the idli moulds using a little oil, put 1 tbsp of the idli batter on it, put 1 tsp of the moong dal jaggery stuffing in the centre and finally cover the stuffing with ½ tbsp of the idli batter.
  4. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
  5. Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
  6. Serve immediately topped with ghee.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per idli
Energy47 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates7.9 g
Fiber0.9 g
Fat0.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.3 mg


Sweet Idli
 on 27 May 15 05:07 PM

Wow... these idlis are really yumm and tasty.. the sweetness is just to perfect. I made during breakfast with the savoury idlis. The combination was really very nice. It taste nice once cold.