February 17, 2016

Horse gram Mini Idly / Kollu Mini Idly / Diet Friendly Recipe - 79 / #100dietrecipes

My today's post is a healthy and nutritious breakfast recipe which is prepared using three diet friendly ingredients - Brown rice, Millet and Horse gram. All the ingredients are soaked and ground into batter consistency to get a soft and healthy idlis. The same batter can be used for preparing Dosa, uthapam and Kuzhipaniyaram.

Ingredients :

1 Cup Horse gram / Kollu 
1 Cup Millet ( any variety ) 
1 Cup Brown rice 
1 Tsp Methi / Fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste 
Water, as needed for grinding 

Method :

Wash and soak horse gram in a water along with methi seeds.

Wash and soak millet along with brown rice in a separate bowl.

Soak it for 5 - 6 hours.

Drain the water from millet - brown rice and grind it into smooth and thick batter by adding little water.

Transfer it to a big bowl and keep aside.

Now, drain the water from horsegram and grind into smooth batter.

Transfer the horse gram batter to the millet - brown rice batter.

Add salt and mix well.

Close it with a lid and let it ferment overnight.

Once done, mix well, take one ladle of batter and pour it in a mini idly trays.

Steam it for 10 - 15 minutes and switch off the flame.

 Dip the spoon in water and slowly de - mould the idlis from the trays and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with chutney and sambhar.

Note :

The same batter can also be used to prepare dosa or uthapam or Kuzhipaniyaram ( appe ).


  1. These idli's sound very very healthy.They are very soft too.By the way how is your dieting going on?

  2. Thanks a lot sathya :) yeah.. good :)