Number of idli – 25-30 of the above size
Time taken to steam: 25 minutes(Other than grinding & fermenting)
Barnyard millet/Kodo millet in english is varai in konkani is a healthy millet and diabetic friendly too. In india cereals are consumed for Navratra and hence millets are consumed as they do not belong to rice family but act as a healthy alternative. I have already put up Barnyard millet masala upma on this blog recently and today i would like to put Barnyard millet idli which tastes exactly like the normal idli. Here it goes:
What you need to have:
1. Split blackgram dal- 1 cup
2. Kodo millet – 1 and 1/2 or even 2 cups
What you do with what you have:
2.Transfer the grind dal batter to a wide bowl. Just dry grind millet in the mixer to a sujee/rava consistency and add it to the grind dal batter. Also add salt mix well with your hands and allow it to ferment over night. Barnyard millet sujee
Barnyard millet/kodo millet sujee being added to the grind dal batter
3. Place the idli steamer on the flame with water in it. In the mean time greece the idli moulds and pour the fermented idli batter in it and when the water starts boiling place the idli stand in it nd steam it for about 25-30 minutes till done. When you insert a knife or back of a spoon it should come out clean and it is done. Idli is very soft and one can even feel it while looking at it too!! Barnyard millet idli being steamed
Makes:25-30 idli of the above size
Time taken: 25 minutes (other than soaking & grinding)
Good to remember: 1. Buy best quality blackgram dal for idli. I normally buy the “Double ghoda” brand which is supposed to be the best among the Blackgram dal brands.
2. If one is grinding dal (1 cup) in the mixy , then i advise her to experiment by adding only 3/4 cup millet sujee, as dal can not grind as it grinds and fluffs up in the electric wet grinder and we can not add water in steps as we do in the grinder.
3. I have written 3 measures of millets in the ingredients section , for the reason being that , once for all if some one adds more of millet, idli will surely be hard. Hence let her experiment and decide on her own. I have also given a number of attempts to get soft idlis.