BM #123 Week 4 Day 1 - 

This week I shall highlight some Millet recipes which are popular at home and are pretty regular too. My husband and I are on millets currently and have given up rice and wheat almost entirely. We are trying out various recipes which work best for us.

Currently Idlis with all kinds of Millets are a favorite and we don't really miss the regular Idlis.

Ingredients - 

Barnyard Millet / Udalu 1 cup
Urad Dal 1/2 cup
Methi Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak Barnyard millet for about 4 hours.

Wash and soak Urad Dal and fenugreek seeds for about 4 hours.

Drain and blend the urad dal - methi seeds mixture into a fine batter adding as little water as needed.

Drain and blend the Barnyard millet into a coarse batter adding as little water as needed.

Combine both the batters, add salt as needed and mix well.

Cover and set aside in a warm place for a few hours for fermentation.

After the batter is fermented,  divide the batter in the Idli plates. Steam for about 15 minutes. Let it cool for 5 minutes and then remove from the moulds.

Serve it with Peanut Chutney or Coconut Chutney and or Sambar for a filling meal.


Preparation Time  15 minutes + Soaking time 4 hours + Fermenting time 8-10 hours
Makes 16-18 
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, June 24, 2021


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Looks like we are spoiled for choice with so many options to choose Harini. Excellent dish!

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. That is such a healthy and filling breakfast. I love to use barnyard millet in idlis and dosas as well. My husband can happily give up wheat but going rice-free seems next to impossible in our home. He doesn't mind millets in breakfast dishes, rotis and khichdis and so that's where millets are being used right now.

  5. rajani Says:
  6. I cannot imagine going rice free and to some extent wheat free too. Kudos on being able to do that. I love substitutions like this where we don’t give up traditional recipes but make it healthier instead. The idlis look great!

  7. Radha Says:
  8. We love idlis and love your proportion. This is a healthy meal and enjoyed this idli. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. sushma Says:
  10. Millet idly super nice and soft. Perfectly done.

  11. Narmadha Says:
  12. Look at those idlies. So soft, fluffy and exactly the way I wanted my idli. Please pass me the plate and I would be so happy to enjoy.

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