Healthy lifestyle is the much needed change. Millets and lentils play a very important part. The packet of quinoa helped me get a sooper soft and tasty idli paired up with the all time fav tomato thokku.

What you need: Recipe from Priyas Versatile recipes
1 cup – Quinoa
1 cup – Brown rice 
1/2 cup – Varagu rice
1/2 cup – Urad dhal
1/2 tsp – Fenugreek seeds

How to make:

Wash and soak quinoa, brown rice and varagu rice together and urad dhal seperately along with fenugreek seeds for 4 hours.

Grind to smooth batter mix them add salt and ferment it.

Pour into idli moulds and cook. Serve with some spicy tomato thokku n podi.

What you need for Thokku:
1/2 kg – Ripen Tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp – Red chilly powder
1 tsp – Roasted Fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp – Asafoetida
1 tsp – Mustard seeds
1 sprig – Curry leaves
3 tbsp – Olive oil

How to make:
In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds once it splutters add curry leaves and add tomatoes.

Mix them well and add chilly powder, fenugreek powder, asafoetida and salt. Mix them well and cook with lid closed and keep stirring in between and cook until the oil leaves its sides.

Store in a air tight container and refrigerate it.


  1. says

    super perfect idlies, seriously if i did not see the title I would have thought they are usual idlies 🙂 great for ones in diet like u n me 🙂

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