Barnyard millet Idli - Kuthiraivali idli - Healthy breakfast recipe - Healthy Idli Rice

This is another millet based recipe. Normally I try 1/2 and 1/2 with rice measurement. For this recipe I wanted to try adding more millet then rice. So I have used 3:1 ratio for Millet and rice. It came out extremely soft and tasty .I will follow this proposition going forward. You can use this idli with any idli base recipes like idli upma, Pepper idli, podi idli etc.. 


Kuthiraivali / Barnyard Millet - 3 cups

Idli rice - 1 cup
Poha / aval / flatten rice - 1/4 cup
Urad dhal - 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Wash and soak Urad dhal and fenugreek seeds together for 6-8 hours. Wash and soak idli rice, Poha, Millet together for 6-8 hours
Grind Urad dal till fluffy with required water. Remove it from grinder. Grind Barnyard millet, rice, poha.  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