26 February 2018

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Foxtail millet idli recipe - Navane idli - Raala Idli

Foxtail millet idli

Foxtail millet idli recipe - Foxtail millet idli is a healthy and tasty idli for those who love to add low carb food in their diet. Foxtail millet is a diabetic friendly millet and obviously it is low in carbohydrates and rich in fiber. This millet has low glycemic index and it is an ideal substitute for rice. It helps to lower the level of blood sugar. Foxtail millet contains antioxidant and it helps to get rid of toxins from the body. Thus one can maintain a good health from consuming the food prepared with foxtail millet. The method of preparation of this idli is similar to quinoa idli which I have posted earlier.This idli is easily digestible, soft and tasty. It can be served either for breakfast, lunch, dinner and is very easy to pack in the lunch box along with some dry chutney powder. Sambar, coconut chutney and idli make a great combination. Also check foxtail millet dosa recipe which I have posted earlier. 

Foxtail Millet Idli Recipe - Navane Idli - Raala Idli

Foxtail millet idli

Healthy and soft idli prepared by using foxtail millet and split black gram dal is one of the best idlis to serve for breakfast. It tastes great with coconut chutney and sambar.



Recipe type : Breakfast-Idli
Cuisine : South Indian
Yield : 25 Idlis


Ingredients
  • 2 cups foxtail millet / navane / raala
  • 1½ cups split black gram dal / urad dal
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste
Method
  1. Hand pick the foxtail millet and wash them 3 - 4 times. Drain water through a strainer to prevent them from flowing in water.
  2. Soak with sufficient water for 7-8 hours.
  3. Rinse the urad dal for 5 times and soak with sufficient water for 5 hours.
  4. Drain water and grind the urad dal with very less water to a smooth paste.
  5. Transfer the paste to a large container. Drain water and grind the foxtail millet with very less water to a smooth paste. The paste should be very thick.
  6. Pour this paste in the urad dal paste and mix well.
  7. Cover this vessel with lid and keep it aside for 7-8 hours and allow it to ferment.
  8. While making idli, add the salt and mix well.
  9. Grease the idli mould with sufficient oil and pour the batter in it.
  10. Put sufficient water in the idli cooker and place the mould plates.
  11. Cook on medium heat for 25 minutes. Rest it for 5 miutes.
  12. Enjoy the healthy foxtail millet idli with chutney and sambar.
Foxtail millet idli - step by step pictures

1.  Hand pick the foxtail millet and wash them 3 - 4 times. Drain water through a strainer to prevent them from flowing in water. Soak with sufficient water for 7-8 hours.
2.  Rinse the urad dal for 5 times and soak with sufficient water for 5 hours.
3.  Drain water and grind the urad dal with very less water to a smooth paste. Transfer the paste to a large container.
4.  Drain water and grind the foxtail millet with very less water to a smooth paste. The paste should be very thick.
5.  Pour this paste in the urad dal paste and mix well. Cover the vessel with lid and keep it aside for 7- 8 hours and allow it to ferment. While making idli, add the salt and mix well.
6.  Grease the idli mould with sufficient oil and pour the batter in it.
7.  Put sufficient water in the idli cooker and place these mould plates. Cook on medium heat for 25 minutes. Rest it for 5 minutes.
9.  Enjoy the healthy foxtail millet idli with coconut chutney and sambar.

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