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Samai & Kambu Idly / Millet Recipes

The healthy way to start a day is by having a healthy breakfast with a fresh juice or fruit. Idly is a perfect breakfast to start a day and also it has been proven that, it is a very healthy food because of fermentation and steaming process. Here, I have replaced rice with millets to make it more healthy. This goes perfect with Sambhar, chutneys or Idly milagai podi. The same batter can be used for dosa and kuzhipaniyaram.

Samai - Little Millet / Kutki / Sama / Chama
Kambu - Pearl Millet / Bajra / Gantilu / Sajje

Ingredients :

1 Cup Samai / Little Millet
1 Cup Kambu / Pearl Millet
1/2 Cup Urad dal
1 Tsp Fenugreek seeds / Vendhayam / Methi
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash Samai and Kambu together and keep aside.

Wash Urad dal and methi seeds together and keep aside.

Soak both millets and urad dal separate by adding water for 3-4 hours.

First, grind the soaked urad dal using ice water till it turns fluffy, remove and keep aside.

Now, grind the soaked millets till it turns smooth batter.

Add millets batter to urad dal batter and mix well by adding salt.

Keep aside and let it ferment overnight.

Once it gets fermented , mix well and prepare idlis in Idli mould.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Sambhar, chutney or Idly milagai podi.


  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.
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  2. I will try them in India.. here we don't get the millet. Nice presentation !

  3. Using two kinds of healthy millets to make the idlis is a great idea. I am not very good at making idlis but you make it sound quite easy to make.

  4. Thanks for all your efforts that you have put in this.very interesting information.i would like to do all the information
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  5. Nice presentation. Looks very tasty


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