Moth Beans also known as mut, mot, mat, papillion, haricot or dew bean. The moth beans are very small and brownish in colour, with a creamy yellow coloured interior. Similar in taste to the mung bean, but with a nuttier flavour, these tiny beans are simmered with other vegetable or lentils for a staple curry in North India.
Popular in southern states, Idli rice is used extensively to make Idlis. Idli rice is parboiled – essentially meaning that rice is pre-processed to reduce soaking time before grinding the rice for making the batter.