MILLET IDLIS ( KODO MILLET / VARAGU )

KODO MILLET IDLIS, VARAGU IDLIS

Millets are now gaining fast recognition and finding their rightful place a s a healthy grain and a good substitute for many dishes where rice is the main ingredient.

The cultivation of millets and the earnings of farmers also depend on the consumption especially from the city dwellers and upscale consumers .Thankfully this is gaining  momentum and its heartening to see several corp orates supporting boutique eat outs with millet based food themes . While the village style is no  less popular it is these special boutique restaurants that are bringing increased awareness of the health and nutrition profile of the humble millet to an upscale consumer.

Ironical as it may seem the increased dip in health and life styles is the main culprit or in this case also a boon to the millet growers as  diabetes and other lifestyle diseases have crippled many all over the world, the humble millet is now seen as a good alternative.

Like any healthy alternative one needs to discuss with your caregiver before you completely adopt an all millet diet as it may not be suitable for all health types, a measure of moderation is necessary .

 

 

millet idli, varagu idli, kodo millet idli

Print Recipe
MILLET IDLIS ( KODO MILLET / VARAGU )
enjoy soft idlis with millets substituting rice .
kodo millet idli, varagu idli
Prep Time 4+8 12 hours
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 4+8 12 hours
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
kodo millet idli, varagu idli
Instructions
  1. wash millets well and soak separately or together with Udad dal for 4 hours ,
  2. soak poha ( aval ) 30 minutes before grinding after washing well .
  3. Grind all together either in mixie or grinder with very little water to a smooth batter
  4. Ferment overnight without adding salt
  5. Prepare idlis after adding salt to batter , ( mix gently . )
  6. steam for 3-4 minutes, let cool, ease out soft idlis from idli plate, serve with chutney and sambar.
Recipe Notes

note ... I did not add methi seeds ( optional ) . I grind in mixie always as I make small batches of batter .

Share this Recipe

Leave a Reply