Replacing white rice to millets and whole grains has become my latest addiction. Cannot agree when people say that whole grains and millets can be ground only for making dosa and adais. Try this combo it works fantastic for sooper soft idlies.  This is definitely a nutritious and healthy breakfast !!

What you need:

2 cups – Pearl millet / Kambu
1 cup – Kar Arisi / Brown rice 
1/2 cup – Black uradh dhal
1/4 tsp – Fenugreek seeds
Salt as reqd

How to make:
Wash and soak the pearl millet, rice and fenugreek seeds together and uradh dhal separately for 6 hours.

Grind uradh dhal first with just tbsp of water to smooth paste. Now grind pearl millet and rice to smooth paste.

Mix the batter add salt and ferment it overnite. 

Next day mix the batter well and pour in idli plates and in 13 – 15 mins its done. Serve with spicy coriander / malli thogayal.

What you need for thogayal:
Coriander leaves – 2 cups
Uradh dhal – 2 tbsp
Channa dhal – 1 tsp
Red chillies – 6 nos
Asafoetida – gen pinch
Salt as reqd

How to make:
Dry roast uradh dhal, channa dhal to golden brown and put in a mixer. Now dry roast red chillies and asafoetida and add in the mixer add salt and grind to coarse powder.

Wash the coriander leaves and add to the mixer. Add water if reqd mix well and serve tis thogayal.


  1. Thara says

    OMG!.. I am very happy to find something different from normal dosa puttu etc.. That looks delicious. THANK YOU MUCH. you at a GENIUS.. I’m going to try this right now..

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