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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Foxtail Millet Idli

          As millets in general are very popular these days, I keep experimenting with various types of them. So let me share a idli recipe made with foxtail millet. This wonder grain is both diabetic and heart friendly. It is a great substitute to rice and has a lot of health benefits and antioxidants. So do try this yummy foxtail millet idli and relish for breakfast / brunch with coconut chutney and sambar.

  • 1 cup foxtail millet
  • 1/2 cup urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds 
  • 1 tsp. oil to grease the idli moulds
  • coconut chutney & sambar to serve

           Soak the millets, dal and fenugreek seeds in sufficient water overnight. Grind into a smooth paste and make a batter of pouring consistency.

          Keep in a warm place to ferment overnight. Grease the idli moulds and ladle the batter into it. Steam for 12-15 minutes. 

          Set aside to cool for some time. Then demould with the help of a spoon and serve them hot with coconut chutney and sambar for a healthy, sumptuous breakfast.

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