9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Saamai Idli / Little Millet Idli–Millet Recipes

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saamai Idli / Little Millet Idli–Millet Recipes

Today's guilt free recipe is with millets and the cutest millet of all... It is made with Saamai called as the Little Millet.. Idli by itself is a very healthy breakfast.. Now making it even more healthier is by substituting the rice portion with the millets.. I also used the whole black urad dal with the skin. Again making it even more healthier.. Serve it with a spicy chutney and gobble them guilt free.. I made them in mini idli molds and it was so attractive


Saamai / Little Millet - 4 cups
Ulutham Parupu / Urad Dal - 1 1/2 cups
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Oil - 1 tea spoon (preferably sesame oil or gingerly oil)
Salt - 1 3/4 tea spoons
Water - to soak and grind
Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)


Wash well and soak the dal (with fenugreek seeds) and saamai separately in water for around 6 hours or overnight
With the help of a grinder, grind the urad dal first and then the millet into smooth paste
Add salt and mix both these batters well and keep them covered in a vessel and allow it to ferment for around 4 to 8 hours
Make sure you have filled the container only half as the dough may (WILL) rise while fermenting
Refrigerate the batter until use
When going to make the idlis, grease the idli molds with few drops of oil.
Smear the oil over the idli mold. Mix curry leaves and coriander leaves with the batter and pour the idli batter
Steam the idlis until done. Should take around 12 - 18 minutes.

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Check out the other varieties of idli -

Idli - IMG_5211Instant Oats Wheat and Corn Idli - IMG_4984

Kezhvaragu Oats Samba Godumai Idli - IMG_3402Lemon Idli - IMG_4224

Quinoa Idli  - IMG_4845Rava Idli - IMG_0721


  1. Lovely looking idlis.. My all time favourite :)
    you have so many varieties of them in your blog.

  2. nice variation in idli's...looks awesome..

  3. Healthy idlis and you have got so many varieties.

  4. Never cooked with these millets. This is one healthy variation of idli.

  5. Superb looking idlis Sowmya..so healthy as well!

  6. Wow, wat a super healthy version of idli, one of my favourite as well..

  7. Very interesting variation of idlis!

  8. never seen this millet before...will hve to check the Indian market

  9. nutritious Idlis.. good one Sowmya !

  10. I have to book mark all the versions of idlis, wonderful collection.

  11. Very healthy indeed! Did you grind the urad dal with the husk?

  12. How wonderful! Love how the idlis look :)

  13. Your millet idli looks so light. Very well presented, like the combination of colors.

  14. I wanted to make this but some how I missed making..So perfectly made it sowmya looks good..

  15. What a healthy & nutritious idli recipe with millets Sowmya. They look soft and fluffy.

  16. Hey I had made thes eidlis and they were yum. I do agree these are extremely healthy but light.


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