February 8, 2016

Millet methi masala idli

By Reshma Seetharam. Filled with the goodness of greens, vegetables, millets, and fenugreek/methi, these idlis are a great breakfast idea for those watching their starch intake. Diabetics, here is an ideal swap great swap for the regular rice idli. Try it!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Yield: makes 20 millet idlis, serves 5-4 idlis each
Ingredients
3 cups rice idli batter, homemade or store batter
1 cup mixed millet flour (ragi and bajra)
1/2 cup fenugreek/methi seeds
1 cup fresh dill/sabsige soppu, finely chopped
1 cup carrot, shredded
1/2 tsp ginger, grated
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp fruit soda/baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water


Place the methi seeds in a glass bowl with 2 cups water. Cook it in the microwave for 3 minutes on high(you may also soak the seeds for 4 hours in warm water). Drain out most of the water, grind it to a paste. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add idli batter, dill, carrots, millet flour, methi paste, ginger, green chilies soda and a cup of warm water. Add more or less water to get the desired consistency.

The mixture should be thick like yogurt or pudding. Set aside for 5 minutes. Prep your idli steamer. Grease the steamer plates. Add a scoopful of millet batter, stack the plates, then cover and steam for 15 minutes on medium heat.

Serve with chutney or dal/lentil sambhar. Enjoy!