How to make Healthy Foxtail Millet Idli


This Foxtail Millet Idli recipe is a nutritious recipe. It is so easy to cook with less ingredients. Foxtail millet idlis can be a nutritious and delicious way to enjoy and get all its benefits of this ancient grain also a healthiest option for south indian food lovers. Foxtail millet has several health benefits:-

This idli is more nutritious due to its millet is called Foxtail millet. It’s is a rich source of dietary fiber, micronutrients and antioxidants. A combination of urad dal (black gram) and foxtail millet, the idlis become a good source of plant-based protein, which is definitely important for muscle health. These nutrients contribute to overall body functioning and complete well being. Also it is a cardio and diabetic friendly recipe, safe for gluten intolerant. Foxtail millet is low in calories grain as compared to rice and other grain, making it a perfect choice for those who looking for weight management.


  1. Foxtail millet – 1 cup
  2. Urad dal – 1/2 cup
  3. Fenugreek seeds(methi dana) – 1 tbsp
  4. Oil for greasing idli molds
  5. Baking soda or Eno powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Water as required


  • Fermentation – Firstly, wash the millets and urad dal thoroughly and soak them along with methi seeds for 7-8 hours. After that, strain the water. And blend it till it become a smooth batter. Pour the all batter into a bowl and let it rest for about 6-7 hour or overnight.
  • Steaming – In the morning or when it get fermented well. heat some water in a idli streamer till it boils. Meanwhile, Add some salt into the fermented batter. Adjust its consistency by adding some water. Now add baking soda for batter fermenting it. For steaming preparation, grease some oil to your idli molds. Immediately pour batter into idli molds and when the water is getting boiled set all idli tray. Cover the steamer and let it cook for 6-7 min on a medium flame.
  • Now off the flame. Remove the from molds.

Your Foxtail Millet Idli is ready to be served. Enjoy it with sambar or your favorite chutney.

Macros of Foxtail Millet Idli:-

Calories: 85 kcal

Carbohydrates: 14.5 g

Protein: 3 g

Fat: 1.5 g

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