Thursday, February 2, 2017

Little Millet Idli & Dosa

Little Millet/Saame is one of the millet. (Siri Dhanya). Little Millet idly is very soft and fluffy just like Rice idli. (Raw rice). Dose/dosas are fluffy and soft. 

I have used Little Millet instead of raw rice, urid dal (whole white urid) for Little millet idly & Dosa

Little Millet is known as Same (Saame) in Kannada, Samai - Tamil, Sama - Telugu, Malayalam - Chama. In Hindi it is Kutki, Kuri - Gujarathi and Vari in Marati.

Let us see some benefits of having Saame/Little Millet in our diet.
Little Millet is full of nutritional rich grain. It is rich source of B Vitamins. They contain minerals like calcium, iron, and potassium.They provide the good essential fats to our body and helps in weight loss. It contain high fibre and good substitute for rice.
Millets help in protecting the heart health, protect us from diabetes, improves our digestive system and detoxify the body. It also helps to boost respiratory health, immune system and increase the energy level in our body. Millet is rich source of magnesium and it helps in controlling the blood pressure levels. Millet is a rich source of dietary fiber and it helps in remove the bad cholesterol levels and promote the good cholesterol levels.
Ready to Eat LittleMillet - Urid Idly & Dosas.
I have used whole urid (white), Saame/Little millet to prepare Same/Little Millet Idly and Dosas. The same dough is used to prepare dosas and they are soft, fluffy and yummy. It suits to any age group and take care of your health and satisfy your taste bud.
Just use Little millet instead of rice. The proportion/quantity of the grains are 1 : 2 ( One Urid dal and 2 Cups of Little Millet).

Ingredients :

Little Millet : 3 Cups
Salt : As required
Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 1/2 Cup

Method :

1. Clean little millet and wash it nicely.

2. Wash and soak urid dal and little millet separately. ( At least for 3 to 4 hours).
3. Put soaked urid dal and grind till it turns soft and fluffy. Use required water to grind. (At least for       20 to 25 minutes).
4. Remove the urid dough to a big bowl. Let very little dough remain in the grinder.
5.  Add soaked Little Millet with out water and grind it for 5 minutes.(or lesser than 5 minutes).

6.Let the ground mixture be rava ( Semolina ) consistency.
   Remove from the grinder completely. Add little salt and mix it well. Leave the dough for over night    to ferment. (or 6 to 8 minutes).

7. When you are about prepare idli, mix the ferment little millet idli dough nicely.
8. Wash idly plates nicely and apply oil/ghee to each mould and put a spoon of idly dough.

9. Keep pressure cooker/idly cooker on the fire and put some water in it.
10. Keep the ready idly plates in cooker and cover the lid. Steam for 7 to 8 minutes.

11. Remove the lid and take out the idly plates. Sprinkle little clean water on the idly plates.

12. Remove idly from the plates and put it in a serving dish and serve hot idly with the side dish you have prepared. Put some ghee/butter on hot idly just before serving.

 Note :

The consistency of the dough should be like normal idly dough. You can use mixi jar to grind the  ingredients. Taste may differ. It remains the same softness after cooling and taste just as rice idly. Do not add any cooking soda or any other rising ingredients. Let it ferment naturally.

Time = Soaking 4 hours + Grinding 30 minutes + Fermentation Over night /Minimum 6 to 8 hours + Cooking and preparation 20 min
Serves : 50 Idly can be done.

With the same dough I have prepared dosa and it turned soft and fluffy and yummy.

Dosa Preparation : 

Just follow the pictures and the dough is the same idly dough.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipes... I have dropped in several times and will continue to do so. Best wishes- carry on with the good work.


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