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Samai Idli - Little millet Idli - Healthy breakfast recipe - Steamed Indian pancake for healthy breakfast

These days I love to try new recipes with millets.  In the past whenever I visit India I do pack some millet varieties. So it will last couple of months for me. But these days we do get most of the millets if not all in Singapore. So I try to include it at least twice a week into our dinner. Even though Idli is made for breakfast back home in my household I make it more for dinner. As kids used to western breakfast. Now over to the recipe
Ingredients:

Samai / Little Millet - 2 cups
Idli rava - 2 cups
Urad dhal - 3/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Method:

Wash and soak Little Millet, Idli rava, Fenugreek seeds together and urad dhal separately for 6 hours or overnight. 
Grind little millet, idli rava together.  Grind Urad dal till fluffy with required water. Add back the urad dhal and grind together with salt for 1 min. 
Ferment the batter for 7-8 hours or overnight

Mix well the raised / fermented batter. Grease the idli plate / or place the wet cloth in traditional idli plate. Pour the idli batter and steam it in idli cooker for 10 mins or till when inserted a spoon it comes out clean. Remove it from idli plate 
Serve hot with your favourite chutney


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8 comments:

  1. I wish I could taste one now. They look healthy and delicious.

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  2. looks delicious and those soft spongy idli's are making me hungry now..

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  3. That is such a super soft idli...u left me drooling now

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  4. i love soft bread. they look so delicious!

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  5. Very healthy and spongy idli, love to start my day with.

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  6. is rava compulsory? bcs while saamai is so healthy, rava made of maidha is opposite. so any way to avoid rava?

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    1. Rava used here is broken idli rice not Semolina or rava.. If you don't have Rice Rava you can use idli rice 1.5 cup

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