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Samai Idli—Little Millet Idli

Sri Vidhya
600 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Samai Idli—Little Millet Idli RECIPE

A healthy South indian breakfast made with Samai (little Millet) instead of rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Samai millet - 2 1/4 cups
  2. methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Whole urad dhal - 1/2 cup
  4. salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak samai and methi together for 2 hours.
  2. Also wash and add 3 cups of water to urad dhal. keep this in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. In a wet grinder, first grind urad dhal along with soaked water until smooth and fluffy. Transfer the batter into a big container.
  4. Then grind samai and methi along with soaked water until smooth.
  5. Now mix the urad dhal batter, samai and salt together.
  6. Cover it and keep it in a warm place for 8 to 12 hours. The batter has to raise properly.
  7. Don't overmix the batter after fermentation.
  8. Pour the batter into greased idli moulds and steam on high flame for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Serve with sambar and/or chutney.

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